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    Re: Sextant repair
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2006 Mar 23, 13:54 +0000
    Once again my messages are not going through. I have some C. Plath screws.
     
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    -------------- Original message from Philip Lange <philip.lange{at}ALBEMARLEWEB.COM>: --------------

    Thanks for the input.

    FYI, Robert E. White Instruments can not do repairs. Their technician is no longer there and they have not found a replacement. The parts they have for Plath sextants seems to be limited to a few large sub assemblies and does not include screws, circlips and the like.

    The screw is original. I buggered the tapped hole. Ignorance.  I will put the screw in my wallet and make finding its proper size a quest. With so many "close but no cigar" threads out there I want to make sure of its size before proceeding.  I have read that standards changed around the time (c 1968) this instrument was crafted. I will find a nut that fits, then a tap that fits the nut. Or find someone that has a thread gage. Who knows. I may even find a ! larger close match, get a new screw and re-tap the hole.  So many possibilities.

    Thanks again.
    Philip

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