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    Another question from the peanut gallery
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2002 Oct 16, 23:28 -0400
    Thanks to all for leads on re-silvering of mirrors.
     
    Now another question (because questions beget more questions):
     
    The general consensus, both on this forum and in navigation texts, is that front-silvered mirrors are the preferred option as they provide superior performance to that of rear-silvered mirrors.  
     
    I am the proud owner of a C.Plath as, I am sure, are many other list members. In looking at my Plath, it is apparent that the mirrors are not front silvered but are silvered on the rear. Yet C.Plath was (is) the Rolls Royce of sextants. That they did not go the whole nine yards by silvering their mirrors on the front surface seems incongruous to their high status in the sextant world.
     
    Does anyone know why they may not have chosen to go with the front silvered mirrors?
     
    Robert
       
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