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    For Sale: 1969 C. Plath sextant
    From: Rick Emerson
    Date: 1998 Jul 07, 9:01 AM

    The sextant has a traditional half-silvered horizon mirror, large
    index mirror, and 4 power telescope.  There are 3 horizon filters and
    4 index filters (all varying densities of neutral gray) and a lamp for
    the index and micrometer scales.  The sextant comes with it's original
    case (believed to be phenolic or Bakelite), mirror adjustment tool,
    brush, and certificate (10 Jan. 1969) from C. Plath in Hamburg, Germany.
    
    The arc has been cleaned, polished, and re-greased.  The index arm
    moves smoothly as does the tangent screw.  The filters, telescope
    lenses, and index mirror are blemish free while there are two spots on
    the edge of the horizon mirror.  They do not affect either sun or star
    sights.  There is light corrosion in some places but nothing which
    affects the sextant's performance or reliability.  Replacement parts
    and service are available from Weems and Plath in Annapolis, MD or
    Maryland Precision Instruments in Baltimore, MD.
    
    The C. Plath Navistar Traditional sextant now lists for $3,096 from
    Celestaire and $3,106 from Weems and Plath.  My price is $430
    including insured USPS Priority shipping to any US address.
    
    Please contact me directly at rick{at}ssg.com for details.
    
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
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