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 on: June 11, 2018, 09:11:11 AM 
Started by Matt Revington - Last post by Ric Gillespie
Sigh.

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 on: June 11, 2018, 09:09:10 AM 
Started by Matt Revington - Last post by Matt Revington
http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/editorials/105044-feature-marie-castro-reveals-previously-unpublished-earhart-eyewitness-accounts

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 on: May 29, 2018, 06:40:21 PM 
Started by Martin X. Moleski, SJ - Last post by Martin X. Moleski, SJ

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273240849230?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true

Another interesting thing about his one is it has actual dovetail joints. Only the second one like it I have seen.

I've added that comment to the record for the sextant.  The joints are very strikingly different from the "finger joints" on other Brandis boxes.  Good eyes!

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 on: May 29, 2018, 05:12:39 PM 
Started by Martin X. Moleski, SJ - Last post by Greg Daspit
Another Brandis showed up on Ebay yesterday

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273240849230?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true

Based upon the Brandis sticker inside the lid, the instrument is an Octant #2679 delivered 1/19/1911.  No Navy sticker.

I could be wrong, but this seems like the first time we've seen a Brandis Sticker like this inside the box lid.

I've asked the seller if there is a number on the instrument or elsewhere on the box.

Andrew

Another interesting thing about his one is it has actual dovetail joints. Only the second one like it I have seen.
From
 https://tighar.org/wiki/Sextant_box_found_on_Nikumaroro
"Note to file 4439-40 (40). MacDonald to Vaskess (passed along to Sir Harry)
The Secretary
Mnt (39), para. 2, I have spoken to Captain Nasmyth who replied as follows:- "As the sextant box has no distinguishing marks, & since it was discovered that no sextant had been found, all I have been able to find out is that the make of the box – that is – the dovetailing of the corners – makes it appear to be of French origin."

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 on: May 29, 2018, 04:13:19 PM 
Started by Martin X. Moleski, SJ - Last post by Martin X. Moleski, SJ

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273240849230?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true

Octant #2679 delivered 1/19/1911.  No Navy sticker.

OK.  I put it in the table. 

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 on: May 29, 2018, 04:06:05 PM 
Started by Martin X. Moleski, SJ - Last post by Martin X. Moleski, SJ
Brandis #5375 is listed twice for some reason, and also listed as "Yes" for Bubble, which if you look at the photos in the link, it is clearly not a bubble instrument. 

Fixed.

"Stuff happens."


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 on: May 29, 2018, 09:19:50 AM 
Started by Martin X. Moleski, SJ - Last post by Andrew M McKenna
Marty

By the way, in the Ameliapedia table, Brandis #5375 is listed twice for some reason, and also listed as "Yes" for Bubble, which if you look at the photos in the link, it is clearly not a bubble instrument. 

Best

Andrew

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 on: May 29, 2018, 09:06:22 AM 
Started by Martin X. Moleski, SJ - Last post by Andrew M McKenna
Another Brandis showed up on Ebay yesterday

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273240849230?ul_noapp=true&autorefresh=true

Based upon the Brandis sticker inside the lid, the instrument is an Octant #2679 delivered 1/19/1911.  No Navy sticker.

I could be wrong, but this seems like the first time we've seen a Brandis Sticker like this inside the box lid.

I've asked the seller if there is a number on the instrument or elsewhere on the box.

Andrew


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 on: May 29, 2018, 08:30:16 AM 
Started by Alfred Hendrickson - Last post by Alfred Hendrickson
http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/27/memorial-day-tomb-unknown-soldier/

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 on: May 29, 2018, 08:28:37 AM 
Started by Alfred Hendrickson - Last post by Alfred Hendrickson
Yes. I wondered, too.

Did some searching, and some sources say July 1, 1937 was the date. Maybe it started at midnight, so some say it was really July 2? Not sure. But anyway, it caught my ear. The changing of the guard there at Arlington has always left me awed and inspired.

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