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    Re: Yoder Sextant
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2009 Jun 15, 18:11 -0500

    Hewitt,
    
    I have a Yoder sextant, but can't seem to find it right now.  It was  
    made to be a classroom sextant for instruction purposes only.  It was  
    made of metal, and not bad looking, but I never tested it for  
    accuracy.  I rather think it would not be very accurate.  It was also  
    inexpensive.  I bought this new between 20 and 30 years ago.
    
    Ken Gebhart
    On Jun 11, 2009, at 12:11 PM, Hewitt Schlereth wrote:
    
    > Has anyone heard of a Yoder Sextant? There is one on eBay right now.
    > It's a lovely looking piece of work. Perhaps a copy of a vernier
    > sextant of a previous age?
    >
    > A puzzling feature is the markings on the vernier (see attachments)
    > which has �s where I would expect 's. As I read it, the vernier is
    > accurately showing a reading of 13�30'.
    >
    > This might be an appealing  alternative to a plastic sextant.
    >
    > -Hewitt
    >
    > >
    > 
    
    
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