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    Re: WWII US Navy Ball Recording Sextant
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2017 May 24, 17:47 -0600

    I have one in my collection but have never used it much.  The whole idea of the ball recording sextant, while interesting in theory, always struck me as something that Wile E. Coyote would have come up with had he been trying to use celestial navigation to help him catch the Roadrunner. I fear that if I try to use it too much, I might fall off of a cliff or an anvil will land on my head.

     

    Robert

     

     

     

    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Chris Caswell
    Sent: May-24-17 4:04 PM
    To: enoid{at}northwestel.net
    Subject: [NavList] WWII US Navy Ball Recording Sextant

     

    Does anybody out there own a Mergenthaler Linotype ball recording sextant?  I have two and have been practicing with them lately - I would be interested in other's opinions of them.

    Chris in VT

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