COMPANY HISTORY: In brief, Carl Plath started
manufacturing sextants, in addition to other nautical products, in Hamburg Germany in 1862 though the company's origin dates
back to 1837. As a result WW II, C.Plath was dismantled completely by the occupation forces. Around 1950, various
prohibitions were lifted, and C. Plath was allowed to begin production again of sextants and other nautical instruments. Also
in 1949,C.Plath was offered a gyrocompass patent and in 1951 the first gyrocompass designed to this patent was presented to
the public. C.Plath progressed from the role of instrument maker to that of a modern marine navigation equipment manufacturer.
In the following years the product range was expanded by many more modern designs such as autopilots, speed logs, radio direction
In 1962 C. Plath was acquired by Litton Industries,
a large American concern.The C. Plath North American Division was set up in 1978 in College Park near Washington. 1996
saw the introduction of the world's first fiber-optic solid-state gyrocompass by C. Plath. The first ever gyrocompass with
no moving parts. Sperry Marine was formed in 1997 with the combination of C.Plath, Decca Marine and Sperry Marine with more
organizational changes yet to come. After 163 years, C.Plath changes its name to Sperry Marine in May 2000. In 2001 Sperry
Marine becomes part of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
C. PLATH NAVISTAR TRADITIONAL W
& P SPECIFICATIONS:
Measuring range -5 to 125 degrees
Tested accuracy 10 arc seconds
Telescope: 4 x 40 Coated optics
Bronze with black enamel paint and bronze arc.
Micrometer Drum and Vernier Scale: reads to 10 seconds of arc Index arm measures 8 15/16”
Index Mirror: 60 x 44.5 mm. aluminized on the rear side.
Horizon Mirror: 57mm diameter whole horizon
3 for index mirror
3 for horizon mirror
Adjustable vernier for zero index error
Weight sextant: 3.5
lbs, Weight case 5.3 lbs.
1 Sextant frame
4 x 40 Scope
1 Mirror adjustment tool
1 Mahogany sextant case
1 Original owner's manual and certificate
QUALIFICATIONS: We are one of the few company's still selling navigation instruments that know anything about them.
For purposes of judging whether Joel's opinion counts, he 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. Joel is a retired Master Mariner,
and held a U.S. Navy "D" Qualification as a Senior Skipper - Oceans. From 1995 until 2001, he was a Varsity Offshore Sailing
Team Coach at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Some of his memberships include the: Association
of Naval Aviation, Silver Wings, The Tailhook Association, Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, McCampbell's Aces Squadron,
Naval Historical Foundation, and the Naval Order of the United States.
STANDARD FLAT RATE SHIPPING, INSURANCE & PACKING to 48
contiguous States, $35.00
OUR UNCONDITIONAL NO NONSENSE GUARANTEE: If not
completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original
packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required. Shipping
charges are included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
International buyers welcome, but must inquire
first. We have satisfied customers in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,
Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Estonia, England, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico,
New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
OF PAYMENT are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, or personal check in which case the item will be held until cleared.
No checks from overseas buyers, no credit cards or PayPal accepted on this item.