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    Re: Plath sextant numbers
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2007 Mar 15, 20:48 -0500

    Alex,
    
    I probably became confused, otherwise known as a "senior moment". I was
    having trouble sending the message as a reply function and readdressed it
    manually. I also belong to the Sextant List and didn't notice the List
    origination of your message.
    
    Henry
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Alexandre E Eremenko" 
    To: 
    Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:37 PM
    Subject: [NavList 2307] Re: Plath sextant numbers
    
    
    >
    >
    > Henry,
    > 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.
    >
    > Alex
    > 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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