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    Re: A Plath Sextant listed for sale with an odd eye piece
    From: Michael Cain
    Date: 2021 Feb 7, 08:05 -0800
    Glen, the item you’re asking about is a very rare Plath bubble horizon.  It’s worth several times the sextant.  Impossible to determine the situation from your photo alone, but assuming all is present and in good order (and the manuals and paperwork being there would suggest that’s the case), it’s the deal of a lifetime.

    Good luck.


    On Feb 7, 2021, at 7:30 AM, Glen Swanson <NoReply_Swanson@fer3.com> wrote:

    If I may add to the recent discussions on the Plath Sextants, I just saw in a local (Danish) trader an older (49646) Plath sextant for sale. The seller is asking for bids with a recommended price of 3,500 Danish Kroner (about 575USD).

    But I’m raising this as I can see in the photo a rather curious eye piece attachment, and I wonder if anyone might know what this might be. Is it some sort of image- stabiliser, light enhancement device, or could it be an artificial horizon? 

    Perhaps whatever it is might justify what might be a bit of a high price.

    Anyway, in light of recent posts, I thought I’d share this photo. If it fails to load you can see the sextant here.





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