AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 672

DESCRIPTION: C. Plath, Hamburg, Germany, 6 inch radius drum sextant, skeletonized black anodized aluminum frame, graduated arc reading from -5 to +125 degrees with the Plath's "sun shooter" logo on the left end, index arm with German kriegsmarine logo and issue number, micrometer drum adjustment, three sets of shades for horizon glass and four shades for the index mirror, sighting scope, and black plastic handle with impressed Plath logo, all in a finger-jointed wooden case with inner kriegsmarine test certificate dated May 25th, 1944.
CONDITION: these rare instruments were often issued to German U-boats during the Second World War. This example is in excellent condition Shades and mirrors are fine. Index arm moves freely and locks securely. Micrometer drum moves freely with no discernible backlash. There a few tiny losses to the anodizing on frame below horizon shades. The wooden case is missing a small metal plaque above the handle, but includes a brush, lens cap, and specialized wrench. The index arm is imprinted with the eagle-over-M logo, indicating that it is kriegsmarine issue and issue number 9138. Test certificate inside of the box lid is in excellent condition listing the same serial number (24924) that is on right end of the graduated arc as well as a kriegsmarine stamp and signature. Dimensions provided are for the wooden case.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2500
CIRCA: 1944
DIMENSIONS: 6.5in x 12.5in x 12.5in