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    Re: vernier sextant required
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Jul 22, 11:37 AM

    That is going to be very difficult to find.  The Japanese people say that
    something is "very difficult" when in fact they mean "impossible".  I'm
    not quite sure if that will be the case.  In my sextant collecting I have
    only seen a very few vernier metal sextants, and I only have one.  It was
    made by Fuji around 1900 and its scale is a bit polished away, as will be
    any unit that has ever been used.  Since few metal verier sextants were
    even made in the 20th century, most examples will be old and therefore
    will either be considered museum pieces or else will be too worn to be
    One interesting side note: my Fuji sextant is actually a quintant!  It
    reads to 144 degrees and therefore would be great to use for lunars.  In
    fact it was built at the end of the lunar era.
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of George Huxtable
    Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:17 AM
    Subject: vernier sextant required
    For a project, I am looking out for a Vernier metal sextant (NOT a
    micrometer sextant, NOT a plastic sextant, NOT a wooden octant) in working
    order, immediately available in UK, to borrow until mid-October or to
    Not looking for a historical instrument or museum-piece, just a workaday
    sextant. But it must have its scale fully readable, not tarnished or
    polished away. And its shades intact, and all bits and pieces such as a
    lens for reading the scale. In its box. Suitable for real use at sea.
    Anmy ideas, anyone?
    George Huxtable.
    George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    Tel. 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.

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