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    Re: Interesting ebay find: Plath suncompass - cira WWII
    From: Dan M
    Date: 2014 Sep 24, 03:54 -0700

    Gary,  Thanks for your interest and comments.   No, the user would not have to take the item appart to be used below the equator.  Actually, I chose a bad photo of the unit I suppose.  In the photo it's not set correctly.  When the GMT time adjusted for EQT is set, Lat ( North or South) and the users Longitude is set it  would line up perfectly.  Before I knew how to set it I had all sorts of speculations on removing the pilot arm in order to line up the pointer.... however, the instrument is far smarter than I am, and in the end it showed me how it needed to be set.

       
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