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Title: Dinner menu, QUEEN ELIZABETH 2, August 21, 1982

Accession Number: 2002.101.90
Category: EPHEMERA
Type: menu
Maker: Cunard Line
Date: before 1982-08-21
Materials: paper
Description: Steamship memorabilia, dinner menu, QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 (built 1965-1967), August 21, 1982; dinner menu; photograph of octant; printed on front "The Octant/ Hadley designed the first practical Octant in 1731./ It was used principally for finding one's position/ at sea. Very similar to the sextant, the main/ difference being in the arc which was 45° (sextant/ 60°)./ Most octants were constructed of an ebony frame,/ brass radial arm and ivory scale. The average price/ for an octant in 1760 was £2.12.6, a very good/ investment as they are now valued at around £350./ John Jefferies, Temeraire Antiques, Southampton./ CUNARD"; inside features dinner menu.

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