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    Re: ebay sextant
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Nov 13, 21:22 -0500

    And there was also their top-of the line "Gotic" sextant.
    Once I had an opportunity to buy one (from a Russian seller), and
    I hesitated too long and missed it:-)
    
    Huge 10 inch frame, 5 telescopes, all possible sorts of eye filters,
    still see it sometimes in my dreams:-)
    
    Alex.
    
    
    > I seem to remember that the "Mate" sextant was marketed as a slightly less
    > accurate instrument and therefore cheaper. There was presumably a "Master"
    > sextant with better instrumental errors than the "Mate". Other makers of
    > this era, like C Plath and Tamaya would not have allowed a sextant with
    > non-correctable errors of 40 seconds to leave their factories.
    >
    > Bill Morris
    > Pukenui
    > New Zealand
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