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Weems & Plath

Precision Marine Navigation Instruments

Since 1928, Weems & Plath has played a key role in the rich history of navigation and is committed to building and supplying the world with the finest navigation tools available while maintaining the highest quality possible. Every step of this building process; from development to production is taken with meticulous care. All Weems & Plath products are meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime, and most offer a limited lifetime warranty.

Weems & Plath produces a full spectrum of precision marine instruments for sailors, boating enthusiasts, commercial vessels, cruisers, serious yacht racers and the military. Weems & Plath's loyal customers depend on the reliability of their brass nautical clocks and barometers, navigation tools, yacht lamps and more.

The Weems & Plath Story

Weems & Plath's rich heritage as a global navigation innovator with superior quality and service has propelled through the decades. The Weems & Plath history begins in May of 1919, eight years before Lindberg's famous solo flight, when three small planes set out from Newfoundland headed for London in an attempt to make the first trans-Atlantic flight. Only one of them made it. Twenty-five hundred feet below on board a station tracking ship, a young navigator, Lt. Cdr. Philip Van Horn Weems, U.S. Navy, gazed up and thought there must be a safer and simpler way than using a small armada of ships as beacons for the flight.

For centuries, man had relied on the heavens, on the circling planets, and the constant horizon to guide him in his travels. An accurate clock, a compass, a sextant, and charts were the necessary tools for plotting a course, but these required time for computations and a place to spread out and study the charts. The timeworn system of celestial navigation was ill suited to the cockpit, but the airplane was here to stay. Lt. Cdr. Weems, a brilliant, inventive, and determined young man knew as he tracked that first flight that navigation was his destiny, and he went on to revolutionize the field with his ideas, writings, and inventions. The challenge he undertook was complex and involved the invention of new methods and new tools. It required a horizon system independent of the sea horizon that was often not visible from the cockpit of a plane. Weems worked for years to develop a new kind of sextant and to find someone to manufacture it. When an accurate timepiece was needed, Weems invented the Second Setting Watch with its inner rotating dial. He produced the famous Weems Plotter, the more precise and easier to use plotting tool which is still one of our most popular plotters. All his life Weems continued to improve the instruments and broaden the applications of his methods until they came to include radio astronomy, polar exploration, and even space navigation. He published numerous articles and taught navigation at the Naval Academy in the 1920's. He went on to establish his own school in Annapolis to teach The Weems System of Navigation. Charles Lindberg studied with Weems before attempting his trans-Atlantic flight. Admiral Byrd, a classmate of Weems at the Naval Academy, came to Weems for instruction before setting out for the North Pole, as did many others.

A century earlier, Carl Plath's company in Hamburg, Germany, C. Plath, had been manufacturing the finest commercial sextants and magnetic compasses available. C. Plath developed the first gyrocompass installed on a commercial vessel in 1913. Weems school for navigation had become the purveyor of Weems' instruments. It was a natural development for Weems' company to become the North American source for C. Plath's fine instruments; hence the alliance of two distinguished names: Weems and Plath. The exceptional workmanship that both Philip Van Horn Weems and Carl Plath required in developing the manufacturing of precision navigation tools remains at the heart of all our products today.

Today Weems & Plath is still located in the Chesapeake Bay town of Annapolis where it began so many years ago. They are committed to supplying the world with the finest nautical products available while maintaining the high standards of service that have distinguished Weems & Plath from its inception.

Part Number
  Protractor Triangle no handle (d/c)  WEEM 102Weems & PlathNavigation
  Shipswheel Mahogany Finish Base (d/c)  Shipswheel Mahogany Finish Base (d/c)  WEEM 105BWeems & PlathInstruments
  Westport Contemporary Base (d/c)  Westport Contemporary Base (d/c)  WEEM 106BWeems & PlathInstruments
  Inch Charts 2 Year Supply for 410D (d/c)  Inch Charts 2 Year Supply for 410D (d/c)  WEEM 108Weems & PlathNavigation
  Collision Avoidance Board Set (d/c)  Collision Avoidance Board Set (d/c)  WEEM 10855Weems & PlathNavigation
  Catalina Instrument Base (d/c)  Catalina Instrument Base (d/c)  WEEM 108BWeems & PlathInstruments
  Barograph Dampening Fluid (d/c)  Barograph Dampening Fluid (d/c)  WEEM 110Weems & PlathInstruments
  NightStar Magnetic Force Emergency Light (d/c)  NightStar Magnetic Force Emergency Light (d/c)  WEEM 1100Weems & PlathLighting
  Eastport Tide Clock, Large (d/c)  Eastport Tide Clock, Large (d/c)  WEEM 110400Weems & PlathInstruments
  Eastport Quartz Clock, Large  (d/c)  Eastport Quartz Clock, Large (d/c)  WEEM 110500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Eastport B/T/H, Large  (d/c)  Eastport B/T/H, Large (d/c)  WEEM 111400Weems & PlathInstruments
  Tactician's Calculator (d/c)  Tactician's Calculator (d/c)  WEEM 112Weems & PlathNavigation
  Wall Mount Glow-in-the-Dark Holder for #1160 (d/c)  WEEM 1160WWeems & Plath
  Milibar Charts 2 Year Supply for 410-C (d/c)  Milibar Charts 2 Year Supply for 410-C (d/c)  WEEM 120CHWeems & PlathNavigation
  Inch Charts 2 Year Supply for 410C (d/c)  Inch Charts 2 Year Supply for 410C (d/c)  WEEM 121Weems & PlathNavigation
  Deluxe 12 Inch Bell, Nickel Plated Brass (d/c)  Deluxe 12 Inch Bell, Nickel Plated Brass (d/c)  WEEM 1212NWeems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  Inch Charts 2 Year Supply for 460 (d/c)  WEEM 123CHWeems & PlathNavigation
  24 Volt Bulb for Merkur/Venus Compass (d/c)  WEEM 1259Weems & PlathLighting
  Course Plotter (d/c)  Course Plotter (d/c)  WEEM 133Weems & PlathNavigation
  Parallel Ruler 12 inch Brushed Aluminum Arms W.O. Grad (d/c)  WEEM 139Weems & PlathNavigation
  Parallel Ruler 21 inch Chrome Arms (d/c)  WEEM 144Weems & PlathNavigation
  Pocket Divider (d/c)  WEEM 160Weems & Plath
  Pen/Divider (d/c)  WEEM 161Weems & Plath
  The Channel to the Mediterranean (d/c)  WEEM 1898574030Weems & PlathCruising Guides & Charts
  Martinique Flag Quartz Ships Bell Clock (d/c)  Martinique Flag Quartz Ships Bell Clock (d/c)  WEEM 190105Weems & PlathInstruments
  Martinique Flag Quartz Clock (d/c)  Martinique Flag Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 190505Weems & PlathInstruments
  Martinique Hi-Sensitiv Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 191800Weems & PlathInstruments
  Freedom Flashlight (d/c)  Freedom Flashlight (d/c)  WEEM 1991Weems & PlathGeneral Boating
  Hand Bearing Compass (d/c)  WEEM 2004Weems & Plath
  Hand Bearing Compass for High Altitudes (d/c)  WEEM 2004-HAWeems & Plath
  Hand Bearing Compass for Southern Hemisphere (d/c)  WEEM 2004-SWeems & Plath
  Atlantis Hi-Sensitiv Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 201800Weems & PlathInstruments
  Foresti & Suardi Oval Bulkhead Light (d/c)  Foresti & Suardi Oval Bulkhead Light (d/c)  WEEM 2034Weems & Plath
  6 Inch Chrome Bell (d/c)  6 Inch Chrome Bell (d/c)  WEEM 2040CWeems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  8 inch Brass Bell (d/c)  8 inch Brass Bell (d/c)  WEEM 2106Weems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  8 Inch Chrome Bell (d/c)  8 Inch Chrome Bell (d/c)  WEEM 2106CWeems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  Deluxe 12 Inch Bell, Brass (d/c)  Deluxe 12 Inch Bell, Brass (d/c)  WEEM 2112Weems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  7.5 Inch Brass Bell (d/c)  7.5 Inch Brass Bell (d/c)  WEEM 2186Weems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  6 Inch Brass Bell (150mm) (d/c)  6 Inch Brass Bell (150mm) (d/c)  WEEM 2187Weems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  Atlantis Hi-Sensitiv Barometer, Chrome (d/c)  WEEM 221800Weems & PlathInstruments
  Brass Endurance 085 Clinometer (d/c)  WEEM 234000Weems & Plath
  Eastport Tide Clock, Small (d/c)  Eastport Tide Clock, Small (d/c)  WEEM 240400Weems & PlathInstruments
  Night Watch Tide Clock (d/c)  WEEM 240413Weems & PlathInstruments
  Eastport Quartz Clock, Small (d/c)  Eastport Quartz Clock, Small (d/c)  WEEM 240500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Foresti & Suardi Glass Dome Light (d/c)  Foresti & Suardi Glass Dome Light (d/c)  WEEM 2408Weems & Plath
  Eastport Comfortmeter, Small (d/c)  Eastport Comfortmeter, Small (d/c)  WEEM 240900Weems & Plath
  Eastport B/T/H, Small (d/c)  WEEM 241400Weems & Plath
  Spare Bulkhead Mounting Plate for Endurance Series (d/c)  WEEM 246Weems & PlathInstruments
  6 inch Matte Nickel Dividers (d/c)  WEEM 260Weems & Plath
  Weems Steamboat Clock (d/c)  WEEM 280522Weems & PlathInstruments
  Weems Steamboat Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 280722Weems & Plath
  Seychelles Pilot (d/c)  WEEM 2901096263Weems & PlathCruising Guides & Charts
  Offshore Toolkit Software (d/c)  WEEM 2981Weems & Plath
  Catalina Quartz Clock (d/c)  Catalina Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 300500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Sport Navigator Watch (Black dial) (LIMITED QUANTITY) (d/c)  WEEM 3006BWeems & Plath
  Catalina Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 300700Weems & Plath
  Professional Navigator Watch (Black Dial) (LIMITED QUANTITY) (d/c)  WEEM 3007BWeems & Plath
  Porthole Weather Center (d/c)  WEEM 311700Weems & Plath
  Porthole Radio Controlled Clock (d/c)  Porthole Radio Controlled Clock (d/c)  WEEM 312000Weems & PlathInstruments
  Porthole Clock/Thermometer/Hygrometer (d/c)  Porthole Clock/Thermometer/Hygrometer (d/c)  WEEM 313100Weems & PlathInstruments
  Navpak (d/c)  Navpak (d/c)  WEEM 320Weems & PlathNavigation
  Chrome Endurance 085 Quartz Clock (d/c)  Chrome Endurance 085 Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 320500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Chrome Endurance 085 Comfortmeter (d/c)  Chrome Endurance 085 Comfortmeter (d/c)  WEEM 320900Weems & Plath
  Catalina Chrome Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 330500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Catalina Chrome Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 330700Weems & Plath
  Pump Cycle Recorder 24 Volt (d/c)  WEEM 35024Weems & Plath
  Contemporary Wall Barometer, Brass (d/c)  Contemporary Wall Barometer, Brass (d/c)  WEEM 350700Weems & Plath
  Pump Cycle Recorder (d/c)  Pump Cycle Recorder (d/c)  WEEM 35198Weems & Plath
  South Beach Quartz Clock (d/c)  South Beach Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 360500Weems & PlathInstruments
  South Beach Barometer (d/c)  South Beach Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 360700Weems & Plath
  Electronic Marine Barometer (d/c)  Electronic Marine Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 4000Weems & Plath
  Deluxe Electronic Marine Barometer (d/c)  Deluxe Electronic Marine Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 4001Weems & Plath
  Electronic Marine Barometer (d/c)  Electronic Marine Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 4002Weems & PlathInstruments
  Elegant Hand Bearing Compass (d/c)  Elegant Hand Bearing Compass (d/c)  WEEM 4004Weems & Plath
  Teak Instrument Plaque, Small (d/c)  WEEM 401BWeems & Plath
  Catalina Executive Black Base for Chrome Set (d/c)  WEEM 402BWeems & Plath
  Nickel Thermometer Chart Weight & Pen Set (d/c)  Nickel Thermometer Chart Weight & Pen Set (d/c)  WEEM 412NPSWeems & PlathInstruments
  Thermometer Chart Weight (d/c)  Thermometer Chart Weight (d/c)  WEEM 412TWeems & PlathNavigation
  Nickel Plated Thermometer Chart Weight (d/c)  Nickel Plated Thermometer Chart Weight (d/c)  WEEM 412TNWeems & PlathInstruments
  Nickel Thermo Pen Stand (LIMITED QYANTITY) (d/c)  WEEM 412TNPSWeems & Plath
  Brass Thermometer Chart Weight & Pen Set (d/c)  Brass Thermometer Chart Weight & Pen Set (d/c)  WEEM 412TPSWeems & PlathInstruments
  Ocean Nickel Wall Clock (d/c)  WEEM 420500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Ocean Brass Wall Clock (d/c)  WEEM 430500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Martha's Vineyard Light Time & Tide Clock (d/c)  WEEM 440325Weems & PlathInstruments
  Westport Tide Clock, Large (d/c)  Westport Tide Clock, Large (d/c)  WEEM 460400Weems & PlathInstruments
  Westport Quartz Clock, Large (d/c)  WEEM 460500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Westport B/T/H, Large (d/c)  WEEM 461400Weems & Plath
  Westport Large High Sensitivity Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 461800Weems & Plath
  Navy Blue Lanyard for 4 Inch & 5 Inch Nickel Bell (d/c)  WEEM 4NAVYWeems & Plath
  Off-White Lanyard for 4 Inch & 5 Inch Brass Bell (d/c)  WEEM 4WHITEWeems & Plath
  Orion Ship's Wheel Quartz Ship's Bell Clock (d/c)  WEEM 500100Weems & PlathInstruments
  Orion Ship's Wheel Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 500500Weems & PlathInstruments
  Orion Ship's Wheel Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 500700Weems & Plath
  Teak Instrument Plaque, Large (d/c)  WEEM 501BWeems & Plath
   Brass Endurance 125 Clinometer (d/c)  WEEM 534000Weems & Plath
  Pocket Fishing Log Book (d/c)  Pocket Fishing Log Book (d/c)  WEEM 547Weems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  Pocket GPS Log Book (d/c)  Pocket GPS Log Book (d/c)  WEEM 550Weems & PlathGifts and Accessories
  Homeport Quartz Clock (d/c)  Homeport Quartz Clock (d/c)  WEEM 550500Weems & PlathInstruments
  WWVB Matching Barometer (d/c)  WWVB Matching Barometer (d/c)  WEEM 550700Weems & Plath
  Radio Control Clock (d/c)  Radio Control Clock (d/c)  WEEM 552000Weems & PlathInstruments
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