Presented is one of the most
unusual and handsome vintage binnacles we have ever seen. The helmet style hood has a large round center port
with a single oil lamp to starboard. Arms on either side hold twin iron balls for adjusting deviation. Mounted in
back is a cylindrical chart case. The copper pedestal was polished some time ago and now has a nice patina which enhances
its good looks. The compass card is marked Iver C. Weilbach, Copenhagen. This binnacle offers many features found in
those of Sestral, Henry Browne, Kelvin White, and Ritchie.
CONDITION: There are some minor dents and abrasions
as would be expected from its use at sea. The compass works as it should and all parts are present. What may appear to
some as a vertical crack in the metal is no more then the edge of a cover plate. Overall condition
33" H x 24" W x 13 3/4" D
Weight 50 pounds
Compass: Diameter of bowl 10"
Diameter of card 8"
Iver C. Weilbach's operations date back to 1755 making it one of the oldest instrument makers still in business, and one of
Denmark's oldest surviving companies. Over the years, they made and distributed binnacle
and compass equipment for all types of vessels. Their mark appears on a wide range of nautical instruments
such as binoculars, barometers, clocks, chronometers, drawing equipment, signal lamps, flags etc. Today, they are a major
distributor of navigation charts and books.
OUR UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE: If not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned,
if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original condition and packaging. Returns must be insured for their
full value. All that is required is a prior email authorization by us for the return. Unfortunately, no refund can be made
for the cost of shipping, packaging and handling.
International buyers welcome,
but inquire first. We have satisfied customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark,
England, France, Germany, Holland, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Nova Scotia,
Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USVI and the Eastern Caribbean.
SHIPPING & PACKING: The
cost of shipping, packing, handling, and insurance to your destination, will be calculated after the auction and
is an additional charge. You may email us before bidding to get these costs. We price our shipping honestly, but we expect
to be reimbursed for the nominal cost of packaging materials and handling.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT
are Bank wire transfer, cashier's check, money order, 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.
represents a very scarce example of an all copper binnacle compass which we estimate was made around 1930 by a pedigreed Danish
instrument maker. It is a It is a excellent addition to any serious collection.
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