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    Re: ebbco sextant
    From: Ken Gebhart
    Date: 2009 Jul 22, 22:01 -0500

    I went to visit John Weatherlake, the inventor of the EBBCO in 1978.
    I found him in his garage, putting them together.  At the time his
    address was Wargrave Rd, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon (George, aren't you
    from Oxon?).  We had a kindly chat about my importing them to the US,
    which we later did for a few years, until the Davis sextants came
    out.  The advertising literature of that time listed a 16 page
    instructional booklet that came with the sextant.  I still have the
    literature, but not the booklet.  Until a few years ago a French
    company (either Topoplastic, or Plastimo) was selling the EBBCO under
    the name of ANTARES.  I will be seeing some of these people in Europe
    in Nov, and will try to track down the latest on EBBCO.
    Ken Gebhart
    On Jul 22, 2009, at 9:18 PM, Hewitt Schlereth wrote:
    > I had occasion to contact EBBCO a year ago for a replacement horizon
    > mirror assembly. Found they had no emai address. I did find a
    > snail-mail address by Googling "East Berks Boat Company", but the
    > letter I wrote came back "addressee unknown."
    > -Hewitt
    > On 7/22/09, frankreed@historicalatlas.com
    >  wrote:
    >>  sselckmann, you wrote:
    >>  "looking for a manual for a plastic ebbco sextant "
    >> You really shouldn't need a manual per se for that instrument. It
    >> is a straight-forward, standard sextant apart from the materials
    >> used in its construction. Do you have any specific questions?
    >> Would you like recommendations on basic books on sextant
    >> adjustment and use?
    >>  -FER
    > >
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