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    Re: Plath bubble sextant on ebay (C&P versus Plath)
    From: Bill Morris
    Date: 2015 Mar 22, 21:04 -0700

    G'day, Werner

    I think I said it was the bubble unit that was issued in the 1960s, not the SOLD, and while Plath did not  produce the SOLD after WWII, the USSR did produce a pretty well identical device with rather better protection, as the IMC3. I suspect war reparation materials were used following the forced closure of C Plath in 1949, as some parts like the bubble unit, integrator and clockwork have been copied slavishly.

    I have never owned a SOLD, but two members, one from the USA and one from Germany, have been kind enough to allow me to rummage amongst their (the sextants'!) insides.

    Have you any guesses as to the origin of "SOLD"? I have hazarded a guess that it is an acronym that includes Sextant and Libelle.

    Bill Morris


    New Zealand

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