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269026 Gregory Hahn <greghahn@s...> 2019‑08‑08 Re: Serendipity strikes when you least expect it!
Hi Guys:

I've had a German-made pocket transit for about 30 years, not a Brunton, but the
same quality in workmanship and features, can't lay my hands on it at the moment
to give the instrument maker's name, sorry. There used to be a tourist trap
store in town selling everything brass, street numbers, coat hooks, incense
burners, etc. They also sold knock-off brass pocket transits made in China, but
they are out of business now, and the quality wasn't very good.

The biggest kick I got transit-wise was during the film "Message In A Bottle"
when Robin Penn Wright presented Kevin Costner with a shiny brass "Nautical
Compass" in a walnut bow with a brass plate inscribed with some "think of me
when you use this" nonsense. I think the filmmakers just used it for the
"Gizmosity" value. Naturally, a pocket transit would be almost useless on a
moving boat at sea, except for the compass value.

Anyway, nice find, and next time you're on Ceylon (Serendip) use it in good
health.

-Greg

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