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    Re: When did "time sights" fade away?
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2011 Jul 16, 12:36 -0400
    Henry, thank you for your fine essay on the time sight. I wonder if you ever came across Weems'  The Secant Time Sight? It's really compact - 9 page sec/csc table, plus a two-page Rust azimuth diagram.

    Hewitt

    On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 5:24 AM, Bill Morris <engineer{at}clear.net.nz> wrote:

    Thank you, Henry, for the effort you put into recording the history of the time sight. I have printed it out and tucked it into my 9th Edition (1894) of Captain Lecky's "Wrinkles in Practical Navigation", where , if the book survives, it may be found in another sixty years time by someone who knows nothing of the sextant or chronometer and who can scarcely credit that a GPS once had to be held in the hand.

    I miss George Huxtable's contributions too. Are you still there, George?

    Kind regards

    Bill Morris
    Pukenui
    New Zealand


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