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    Re: Weems & Plath Sextant
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2005 Jun 10, 17:03 -0400

    I've seen Weems and Plaths from the early 70s on Ebay that assuredly
    were C+Ps, from the box as well as the sextant; I have a similar model
    year C+P for comparison.  I don't believe C. Plath ever made a sextant
    with the round center frame, but I am most assuredly am not an expert
    on C. Plath sextants.
    On Jun 10, 2005, at 8:41 AM, Robert Eno wrote:
    > Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought that C.Plath also made a
    > sextant
    > model with the round centre frame. I seem to recall seeing one in a
    > C.Plath
    > catalogue from the early 1990's. I cannot recall what model name they
    > assigned it. Weems and Plath, to the best of my knowledge, was the
    > American
    > distributor for C.Plath, whereas an outfit from Lousiana -- the name of
    > which escapes me at the moment -- are the distributors for Cassens &
    > Plath
    > in North America
    > Robert
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Jim" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 8:27 AM
    > Subject: Re: Weems & Plath Sextant
    >> Fred,
    >> Does this list allow attachments,(photo)? I would like to send you a
    >> photo
    >> for identification of my sextant.
    >> Your friend,
    >> Jim
    >> -----Original Message-----
    >> From: Navigation Mailing List
    >> On Behalf Of Fred Hebard
    >> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:55 PM
    >> Subject: Re: Weems & Plath Sextant
    >> Jim,
    >> A Weems and Plath is a relabeled German sextant.  Some are Cassens &
    >> Plath sextants and some are C. Plath sextants.  The Cassens and Plath
    >> would have a circle at the center of the brass frame connecting the
    >> arc
    >> to the pivot of the index arm.  The C. Plath would have a frame
    >> composed of a series of rectangles, with no circles.
    >> Fred
    >> On Jun 9, 2005, at 5:19 PM, Jim wrote:
    >>> Hello to all,
    >>> I have acquired a Weems & Plath Sextant. The only markings are on the
    >>> brass limb: Weems & Plath, German, 60009.
    >>> There is an attest certificate enclosed, dated June, 1975. It is a
    >>> wooden case. Both instrument and case are fine. I would appreciate
    >>> any
    >>> information on this instrument to assist in locating a knowledgeable
    >>>  buyer/collector.
    >>> Your friend,
    >>> Jim
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