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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Comfortmeter? Reply with quote

I'm looking for a brass ES Sorensen comfortmeter that I have seen on the Sorensen website; it shows temperature and humidity. I can't seem to find one online but I see one from Weems & Plath, anyone know if it's as good?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ES Sorenson's U.S. distributor is Weems & Plath.

Weems & Plath has there own line of nautical clocks and instruments; that is why the Sorenson ones are not offered in the US through Weem & Plath.

To answer your question about quality...
Weems & Plath is nearly 100 years old.
Their products are exceptional quality AND they stand behind them well.
The warranties are from 2 years to lifetime, dependent on the product and what is covered, of course.

I will share this with you… Some of my research about the man who made the company.

Milestones of Capt. Weems include:
In 1919, while on board a station tracking ship, witnessed the challenge of the first transatlantic flight.
He was on the Olympic wrestling team in Antwerp in 1920
Teaching Charles Lindbergh navigation prior to his Atlantic solo flight.
Teaching navigation to Fred Noonan, Chief Navigator for Pan Am – disappeared with Amelia Earhart.
Retired in 1933 with the rank of Commander
Weems was recalled after the outbreak of WWII, as a Convoy Commodore, retiring once more at the end of the war.
Invented the second setting watch, accurately setting of the second hand of a wrist watch.
In 1948, Weems flew to the North Pole and in 1950 flew around the world.
Modified sextant to operate independent of horizon
Proportional Dividers (1953),
Developed highly accurate speed-time-distance computer.
Pioneered underwater navigation for mapping wrecks and salvage.
Mapping Port Royal, published 1960 National Geographic.
Teaching, designing space navigation for US space program
In 1961 recalled oldest naval officer in history at 72.
He continued to contribute to ocean, air and space navigation, until passing away in 1979 at 90.

Captain Weems was generous with his time, dynamic with his thinking and took true pride in his company and equipment.

And I own several Weems & Plath items.
Captain David Walker

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