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    Re: Plath sextant numbers
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2007 Mar 11, 23:37 -0400

    Thank you for your explanation.
    Now I understand that the problem of
    finding the age of my sextant is even more
    complicated than I thought: I do not have a certificate.
    P.S. By the way your message seems to be an answer
    to a message that I posted on ANOTHER list
    (The sextant list). I don't remember asking the question
    about the age of my sextant on the Nav List:-)
    On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, halboth wrote:
    > Alex,
    > It probably should be noted that authentic Plath certificates of earlier
    > dates refer not only to a Sextant Nr.,. but also to a Buch Nr. and Lfd. Nr.
    > For example my certificate reads Buch Nr. 1, Lfd. Nr. 249, and Sextant Nr.
    > 27337. It occurs to me that possibly the arc number engraved on the actual
    > sextant is not an absolute indicator of age, but that it refers to
    > sequential order in some other form of base record maintained by the
    > manufacturer and may have been restarted numerically whenever the record
    > basis changed.. Regardless, I simply do not know.
    > Henry
    > >
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