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    Re: On lunars generally
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2009 Jul 7, 10:02 -0700
    Geoffrey,
     
    Sorry, but I cannot factually quote on an 1850 model, however, am able to furnish prices c. 1899, according to TS & JD Negus (New York) Catalogue for that year, as follow  ...
     
    56 hour Chronometer, ordinary balance ... $ 250.00
    Sextant, reading to 150 degrees ... $ 50.00 to $ 100.00
    Octant, metal ... $ 40.00 to $ 45.00
    Quadrant, ebony framed ... $ 18.00 to $ 20.00

    --- On Tue, 7/7/09, Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe---.com> wrote:

    From: Geoffrey Kolbe <geoffreykolbe---.com>
    Subject: [NavList 8999] Re: On lunars generally
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 1:21 AM


    Hello Frank

    You wrote (in NavList 8991) "Lunars were no longer used much after
    1850, and that's because chronometers had become cheap and reliable.
    It was easier to buy two chronometers than to pay for the
    high-quality sextant required for lunar observations."

    So... do you mean that a marine chronometer was half the price of a
    good sextant in 1850? Gosh!

    What was the price of marine chronometers and good sextants in the US in 1850?

    Thanks

    Geoffrey



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