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    Re: A Plath Sextant listed for sale with an odd eye piece
    From: Glen Swanson
    Date: 2021 Feb 7, 18:27 +0100
    Mile. Thanks for that info. 

    The price has been reduced so I will probably make a purchase and let you know what I end up with. 

    That’ll most likely mean selling off one of my three Tamaya  sextants. 

    No, I’m not a collector but friends and colleagues got their wires crossed and as I moved towards an early retirement and mentioned a few times I’d like a good quality sextant, I ended up with three!

    Glen

    On 7 Feb 2021, at 17.17, Michael Cain <NoReply_MichaelCain@fer3.com> wrote:

    
    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.

    Mike 




    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.

    https://www.dba.dk/c-plath-hamborg-sekstant/id-1075967919/

     


    Glen 


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