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portholepaul



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Henry Browne & Son Ltd
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No B4/4254/46
Not sure if the 46 is the year of manufactor or not
· Date: Tue, 11 September 07 · Views: 225
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billyboy

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Registered: July 2005
Location: Philippines
Posts: 36,005
Wed, 12 September 07 00:14

What a marvelous collection you have there Paul. (hope to be able to visit in a couple of years mate)

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portholepaul

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Registered: April 2004
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Wed, 12 September 07 00:58

You are welcome anytime billyboy,I will get the brasso bosun to work then .

regards Paul
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David Davies

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Registered: December 2006
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Wed, 12 September 07 01:30

Have you tried getting rid of the bubble in SE quadrant? Some have a bubble trap but I think yours has not, so unscrew the tap hole nut and inject the gin or vodka until all the air is out.
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portholepaul

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Registered: April 2004
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Wed, 12 September 07 01:38

Thanks David ,I have been waiting to get a syring ,I did that with the Binacle,but misplace it ,works well I used vodka as some gin has a blueish color to it ,thanks for your advise ..Regards Paul.
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John Briggs

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Registered: February 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
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Wed, 12 September 07 03:44

Someone has been sipping at this one too! Been ashore too long Paul!

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Bridie

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Registered: October 2006
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Wed, 12 September 07 08:05

Quote:
Someone has been sipping at this one too!
One of the barley sugars helps it go down!
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K urgess
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Registered: August 2006
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Wed, 12 September 07 08:33

"It is found necessary to reduce both the viscosity and the density to obtain the most favourable results. This is achieved by using a liquid of S.G. 0.93 consisting of absolute ethyl alcohol and distilled water. The liquid has the further property of being easily de-aerated, does not discolour the card and other fitments, has a small coefficient of expansion, and will remain fluid at temperatures of minus 30 degrees C., while it satisfies the obvious necessity of being transparent." - from "The Ship's Compass" by Grant and Klinkert.

Or best vodka, of course.
Especially this stuff.
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The Captain
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Registered: July 2007
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Wed, 12 September 07 19:08

You appear to have a beautiful collection in your "museum", Paul congratulations. I must admit that when I saw the picture with the legend "Lifeboat Compass" I was a little dubious since it was in a very nice pollished wooden box, not really suitable for stowage in a life boat. I have seen many 4" and 6" card compasses on small fishing boats similar to the one shown and reallized the "lifeboat" noted was just that an RNLI Lifeboat" sorry for doubting you Paul.

A Marconi Sahib that obviously spent time on watch either reading or quizzing apprentices on their knowedge. Having been an "appy" with "MS" I think it must have been reading 'cos there wasn't much quizzing of the educational kind done when I was with him, but we were much, much younger then and with age comes maturity and with maturity comes knowledge - yeah right!!

Regard John
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