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    Re: Weems & Plath Sextant
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2005 Jun 10, 19:10 -0400

    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.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Fred Hebard" 
    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
    >>> 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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