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    Posted 12 years ago

    hard-find
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    Sextant used by flight group one NC-4 transatlantic crossing may 8 1919
    excellent condition in original box with all parts

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/navigation/object.cfm?recordnumber=451576

    It predates "BRANDIS & SONS, BROOKLYN, N.Y." and "5296" and "U.S.NAVY NO. 2977"
    Ref: "New Devices Aid Navy Seaplanes," New York Times (May 12, 1919), p. 1.

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    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 12 years ago
      VERY NICE!!!!!
    2. SteveB, 11 years ago
      Researching early aviation navigation instruments and would be interested in getting more info on your Brandis Byrd Sextant: nsbuczko@verizon.net.

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