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    Re: C+P Navy Mk Iii
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2004 Mar 21, 19:09 -0500

    Thanks Joel,
    Makes sense. I now remember the fellow who mentioned that to me: John Luykx
    (sadly, he passed away last summer). I remember that there was a firm in New
    York assembling/manufacturing them.
    I am going to dig through some old catalogues and see if I can find that
    C.Plath with the circular centre in the frame.
    In looking at the nature of the discussions that go on here, one might think
    that we all have far too much time on our hands!!  ;-^)
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Joel Jacobs" 
    Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 1:47 PM
    Subject: Re: C+P NAVY MK III
    > Robert,
    > Here's what I think may have happened after David White and Scientific
    > Instruments went out of business as I surmise happened. Lowe was the
    > contracting supplier after 1987 on the MK III, maybe with a different MOD,
    > but C. Plath may have manufactured all the parts, and they were shipped to
    > Lowe in NY to be assembled. That would add substance to what you heard
    > a USN source, but it would have been for a much later production run. Keep
    > in mind I was a member of the military Navigation Board, 1975-1978, that
    > made recommendations to industry as to what they wanted. At that time C.
    > Plath was not in the picture. David White and Nautech were. This was the
    > first of the MK III's.
    > BTW, Weems & Plath were then based in Annapolis, and played no role in any
    > of this. The company was managed by Carole, I forget her maiden name, who
    > married Jim Tindall of Coast Navigation in the late 1970's. Weems & Plath
    > was not a manufacturer, but an importer and distributor, who sold many
    > under their brand, no more or less, than anyone else at that time.
    > Kieran Kelly may have the answer, but I have never seen a C. Plath with a
    > circle centered frame. When Tamaya decided on the MS 833 Jupiter, it was
    > essentially a copy of the C & P.
    > Joel Jacobs

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