20 Th Cent QUINTANT SEXTANT
Rare three circle quintant by C. Plath, Hamburg,
This is the only C.Plath three circle
quintant/sextant we have ever seen. They are not even pictured in the definitive work on the topic of sextants, "Taking the
Stars" by Dr. Peter Ifland. This is a rare addition to an important collection.
The Maker's noted trade mark
CREDENTIALS: We are one of the few people still
selling navigation instruments that know anything about them. For purposes of judging whether my opinion counts, I was the
editor of the chapter on sextants of the 1977 Edition of "Bowditch", The American Practical Navigator, NAVPUB 9; a member
of the U.S. Naval Academy Navigation Symposium Board, 1975-1978; the author of a book on marine sextants, Cornell Maritime
Press,1975, and the founding president of Nautech Maritime Corporation which partnered with Tamaya of Japan in the introduction
of the MS 733 Spica, the MS 833, Jupiter, MS 933 Venus sextants and the famous NC-2 navigation computer, in the
U.S. market. I am also a retired Master Mariner, and held a U.S. Navy "D" Qualification as a Senior Skipper - Oceans.
This quintant is an outstanding
example of an elegant Plath three circle frame model and rates 5 Stars.
CONDITION: The instrument, and its
hardware are all in remarkably good condition. Everything is in good working order, and there is nothing to mark
this sextant down for except the case has a panel missing in its bottom, but is still sturdy. The two horizon
shade frames are aluminum. Two index shade frames are aluminum and two are bronze. Normally, there would be three
horizon shades. Overall, the quintant has a nice patina of age and is in exceptional condition.
1/4" x 12 1/4" L x 6 5/8" W
Length of index
arm 8 3/8"
Width of arc
Diameter 1 circle
47 mm x 30 mm
30 mm x 20 mm
WEIGHT 3 LBS
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination is an additional charge. You may
email us beforehand to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect to be reimbursed for
the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
OF SATISFACTION: You must be fully satisfied with your purchase on arrival and that our description is
entirely accurate or your money back. The only conditions are that an email authorization be obtained within three days, and
that the instrument is returned in its original condition and packaging, and insured for its full value. Unfortunately, shipping
charges are not included in this offer and are non-refundable unless we are at fault.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS WELCOME, but inquire first. There are
extra costs. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, England,
Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Puerto
Rico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
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