Vernier sextant, Plath Nonius 1917 - Bronze - Early 20th century

Vernier sextant, Plath Nonius 1917 - Bronze - Early 20th century

C. Plath Nonius sextant ca. 1917 in teak wooden box
A beautiful Plath Hamburg sextant. The frame is the so-called tulip frame that originally dates back to the 19th century, which was actually very rare in the early 20th century. For use by Plath it is quite rare. The sextant has an issue card in the name of 1931, but serial number 7906 indicates manufacture in ca. 1917. In beautiful condition with two searchers. A 4 x magnifying standard viewfinder with clear and sharp image and a so-called rear viewfinder. Has the D.S. brand of the Deutsche Seewarte as a sign of suitability. Both index mirror and horizontal mirror are inta. All filters are unbroken and clear. With all accessories such as filter, brush and set key. Everything in a beautiful teak box This has a shrink tear on the underside. In addition, a re-calibration card from 1953, which also shows that the sextant is without errors and ready for immediate use. As well as an invoice. In that year, the sextant was present on the engine ship "Katharina Kolkmann". This ship sank in 1964 in the Canal after collision with an English ship.
In short, a beautiful sextant in a scarce version with all accessories in a beautiful teak wooden box.

Lot details
Plath Nonius 1917, Vernier sextant
Manufacturer/ Brand
C. Plath Hamburg
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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