A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bill Wood
Date: 2019 Nov 10, 17:23 -0800
Hmm. I should point out that this device has only two mirrors, not optical quality, that cannot reflect into the scope unless the scope is pointed directly up. Dows anyone know of a contemporary manufacturer that has picked up producing equitorial sextants? The only markings I see are on the mirror covers. 44A9555 METLGLAS. The number corresponds with a US military part for a "mirror assembly". My guess would be WWII vintage. Any other thoughts? I sent an email to the Smithsonian, who have an equatorial sextant in collection. Maybe they will respond.