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    Re: Weems & Plath Sextant
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2005 Jun 10, 20:48 -0400

    Robert,
    
    I had Jim send me pics of his round-center Weems and Plath, which I'll
    forward to you off list.  Jim is looking for suitable hosting now;
    don't know whether he'll find you.
    
    At any rate, I believe the pics should convince you that this is a C+P.
    
    Fred
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    Staff Pathologist, Meadowview Research Farms  Web: http://www.acf.org
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    On Jun 10, 2005, at 7:10 PM, Robert Eno wrote:
    
    > Hello Fred,
    >
    > That's a hill I won't die on just yet. I used to have an old C.Plath
    > catalogue. If I can find it and the the reference to the mythical round
    > centre frame C.Plath, I will report back to the list with more details.
    >
    > Robert
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Fred Hebard" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 5:03 PM
    > Subject: Re: Weems & Plath Sextant
    >
    >
    >> Robert,
    >>
    >> 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.
    >>
    >> Fred
    >>
    >> 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
    >>>> [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]
    >>>> On Behalf Of Fred Hebard
    >>>> Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 5:55 PM
    >>>> To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    >>>> 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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    >>>
    >
    
    
    

       
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