Here you will discover examples of rare early navigation instruments of the highest quality. We offer instruments that we think will appeal to the most discriminating collectors. We look for early examples from the finest known makers including Hadley, Spencer Browning, Troughton & Simms, Cary of London, Norie, Janet Taylor and Henry Hughes, to name a few. The development of celestial navigation instruments during the 18th and 19th centuries was the equivalent of today’s “high tech” industry.
We offer unique and rare nautical antique ship’s binnacles, telegraphs, helms and other bridge gear, all in exceptional condition. Included are the best of English and American makers from the early 1800’s to the mid 20th Century. We offer very unique and rare ship’s early compasses from the 1800’s to the mid 20th Century, including many from the most famous makers, and in working condition.
Here are antique naval weapons such as cutlasses, sabers, boarding axes, and pistols of the U.S. and Royal Navy. Also included are Civil War weapons of the Army. We’ve included Dirks , Knives and daggers. Very few silver hilt weapons have survived the American Revolution and the War of 1812. They are highly sought after by discriminating collectors. Formerly from museum exhibitions and their vaults, comes this display of rare swords, and sabers.