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    Re: Ebay Sextant?????????
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2004 Nov 9, 20:44 -0500

    1. The frame from an old Soviet SN sextant,
    2. The arm from some other sextant,
    Something is missing on this arm: either an illumination
    device or a "microscope" usually fitted to Soviet sextants.
    I just see a hole for it.
    3. Forged inscriptions "C. Plath, Hamburg" on the arc.
    4. Lousy painting job,
    5. A scope from nobody knows where, probably
    not a sextant scope at all,
    4. The box (and especially the locks) are definitely not
    "original", whatever this word cold mean in this case:-)
    Already a lot.
    So, what is "a lot more", I am curious:-)
    (It's pity: I know the guy, bought a 3-armed protractor
    last summer from him, negotiated a "Hughes Gothic" (with silver arc!)
    so nice in his pictures... I was alarmed when he said
    that he intends to "polish" this Hughes Gothic. I tried to
    explain him why this should not be done. He replied that
    polished old sextants are sold better and at higher price:-)
    I still think he could be honest, but just deceived by
    some of his "suppliers").
    I suspect that people who pay this sort of money for a sextant
    "not in perfect condition" use them for decoration.
    But to use for decoration a sextant with a swastica??!
    On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Yourname Here wrote:
    > Alex gets my applause for identifying the frame as that of a SNO-M sextant.
    > But, there is more, lots more.
    > Joel Jacobs
    > --
    > Visit our website
    > http://www.landandseacollection.com
    >  -------------- Original message ----------------------
    > From: Alexandre Eremenko 
    > > The frame looks exactly like a frame
    > > of an old Soviet SN or SNO-M sextant.
    > > (These old Soviet sextants were probably
    > > modeled on C Plath, but I've never seen
    > > a C. Plath with exactly this shape of frame).
    > > Where does the arm come from I could not
    > > determine.
    > > The scope is obviously not from this sextant
    > > (as many people noticed).
    > > And they seem to have painted the teeth of the arc(!)
    > >
    > > Alex
    > >
    > > > Check this eBay listing and let's see who can say
    > > > what's wrong with this
    > > > sextant.
    > > >
    > > > Joel Jacobs

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