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    Re: ebay "reproduction"
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2013 Jan 9, 09:23 -0500

    I tried several reproductions.
    Of course I tried them in shops, never bought one:-)
    Sometimes even the shop owner was confused and thought that
    these are real things. (And the price was corresponding to that :-)
    
    My answer is short. They are NOT usable. These are decoration items,
    not instruments.
    They are for hanging on a wall to decorate a shop or a restaurant.
    
    People who make them (most of them are made by "Stanley London"
    but there are many others as well) do not understand
    (or do not care) how a sextant works. They are only concerned
    with how it looks. And sometimes their reproduction look very
    real, at a distance.
    
    Alex.
    
    P.S. Of course when I say "not usable", I mean they are not real
    sextants. The parts rotate sometimes, but the result you can hope for
    are probably worse than you would obtain from a cardboard sextant
    you can make yourself.
    
    
    > ebay item number 190777497997
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    > pretty good looking "reproduction" for $100.
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    > anybody ever try one?
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