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    Re: old sextant
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2012 Jul 15, 17:44 -0700

    Hi George

    It was made probably in early 1947, rather late for a vernier sextant, though I have one by Hughes and Son dated 1939. As you probably know, Hughes collaborated with Kelvin, Bottomley and Baird during WWII and merged formally in 1947

    $435 seems rather a lot for a sextant of that age in poor condition. If you do acquire it and need any help with restoration contact me off list and I'll try to help.

    Bill Morris
    Pukenui
    New Zealand
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