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    Re: SNO-M vs C. Plath
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2012 Mar 12, 17:46 -0700


    The index arm on the left of my Figure 6 is the _genuine one_. It has a serial number from 1942, a Plath handle an early-post-war provenance and no Kriegsmarine insignias to muddy the waters. The one on the right is a suspect one. There are other differences in detail too between the SNO-M and my Plath.

    Plath seem to have made micrometer sextants only as sextants, at least I have never seen a Plath micrometer quintant, but the SNO-M is a quintant and so are some of the suspect Kriegsmarine ones. It is hard to see from the wartime photos what they are.

    The "eastern bloc" was not the only source of sextants that possibly used confiscated parts. Cooke of York produced some rather unusual hybrids in the early 1950s

    Bill Morris
    New Zealand.

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