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    Re: antique compass revival - questions.
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 1999 Oct 05, 11:45 PM

    Don't know where you're located, but if it's anywhere in the northeast, I
    can wholeheartedly recommend Robert O. White in Boston.  It's a fine
    nautical instrument shop with a German technician who is an expert on
    compass repairs.  A few years ago my (slightly more modern) Ritchie compass
    got a crack in its dome and a bubble in its fluid; the repairs were not
    only expert but quite reasonably priced.  The compass came out of their
    shop in better-than-new condition.
    At 11:52 AM 10/5/1999 +0200, you wrote:
    >Hi - I recently unearthed an old Sestel gimbaled compass. It requires
    >filling with fluid and needs a new card - the existing card seems to be
    >A friend of mine used baby oil to fill a compass -  any suggestions/better
    >ideas on this?
    >Does anyone have a contact for Sestrel (UK?) - there is a type number on the
    >pivoting section inside the bowl.
    >I will probably just use it for display, but would like to restore it.

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