Lionel Corp. 4″
Small Boat Compass Ca 1940
Presented is an early, 1940 U.S. Navy boxed small boat compass by Lionel Corporation of New York. The Lionel Corporation during WWII suspended the manufacture of toy trains to join the war effort. This fine instrument is marked 4″ BOAT COMPASS /Mark I (N) No. 5342, 1940 / THE LIONEL CORPORATION N.Y, U.S.Navy BU.Ships.; The compass card is marked in 10-degree increments from 1 to 35 (to which you add the zero). It is held on a gimbaled mount in a finely finished box. This is a liquid-filled compass, (with a small amount of liquid missing) and is working correctly. Both the compass and the box are very handsomely done.
This very finely done compass is housed in a handsome finished box, which probably had a top at one time. This is a very attractive piece and would be an exceptionally nice addition to any nautical decor or collection.
DIMENSIONS: Compass 5 1/4″ W x 3 1/2″ D x 4″ face
Weight 6 lbs. 6 oz.
Wood Box: 8 1/2″ Square – 4 1/4″ depth
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