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    Re: C&P AH on eBay
    From: Luc Van den Borre
    Date: 2014 Aug 16, 21:36 +0200

    On 16/08/2014 15:36, Paul Saffo wrote:
    > There is a Cassens & Plath artificial horizon on eBay for a buy-it-now
    > price of $299. In my opinion, this is the best AH around -- better than
    > any of the plaths made in the last 30 years. And the price is as
    > reasonable as I have seen, so anyone who wants an AH should seriously
    > consider this one.  The only downside is that is is coming from
    > Bhavnagar which means it was recovered from a ship scrapped in the yards
    > in Alang. I've been to Alang I did an essay for Wired on the
    > shipbreakers) and it is a wild place, so I'd be a bit wary of the condition.
    I can't find the listing for this item (not even in the completed
    listings), but in case someone does find it: even if it looks good from
    the outside, it may not be very usable.
    Mine (serial 1568, early 1980's I think) has a sort of fogging, and what
    looks like little droplets of oil, stuck to the inside of the bubble
    chamber window. This fog totally obscures most of the cross-hair. With a
    lot of patience and some guessing I can get within 10' of the correct
    Luckily I basically received it for free with a great sextant, as the
    seller didn't know what it was.

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