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    Re: SNO-M vs C. Plath
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2012 Mar 12, 01:49 -0700

    The plot thickens, Alex. For more discussion and comparison photos, see http://sextantbook.com/?s=Faking+it

    Fakers usually fall down on the details and there are certainly differences in detail between my SNO-M and an undoubtedly genuine C Plath of about 1942 that I have. If the SNO-M s are Plaths, or at least, some SNO-M s are Plaths, we have to account for why a new set of (different)dies for pressure die casting of the frame, the mirror mountings and the shade mountings should have been made fairly well on in a war that was slowly being lost. However, in the blog post, there is also a discussion about an apparently genuine Plath that has features of a SNO-M that may be due to short cuts taken in the finish machining of the intrument.

    And now I must go and scrape some paint of the index arm of my SNO-M...

    Bill Morris
    Pukenui
    New Zealand
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