VINTAGE BIG SHIPS BINNACLE COMPASS!
 
 

Presented is a rugged vintage binnacle
with handsome bronze hood, single oil burner and two very large quadrantal correctors. The helmet style hood
has a 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 what some call a cylindrical chart case, but it really was used to house a magnetic Flinders
bar. The hood has a nice patina which enhances its good looks. The compass card is marked Bergan, Norway,
Type 10, SN 71264. Etched on the glass is the date it was last serviced, 6/12/71. The tag that’s on the trunk is
from W. Hartmann, Nautische Instrumente, Hamburg, Germany. M
issing is a maker’s tag that
mounted on the front approximate center, and a small rheostat on the lower left side. It is otherwise complete, in good condition
and recently varnished.
 
DIMENSIONS:
 
Overall height 52″                        
Maximum width 32″ 
Compass bowl 9″ diameter    
Compass card 6 1/2″ diameter
 
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. Considering its years
of service, its o
verall condition is excellent.
 

                    
Working compass
  Handsome “Helmet” hood and large correctors

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 unless we are at fault.

SHIPPING: The buyer is responsible
for making arrangements for packing and shipping using his own forwarding agent and carrier. If the buyer wishes to use
the seller’s assistance for shipment, he shall hold seller harmless for any damages or loss arising out of their
participation. Shipping can be arranged through LDG Delivery Service for the U.S. East Coast, and many other cities
between Florida and California. Contact L. Drew Gerard, for quotes. 561-212-7159, Email:  antiquedelivery@aol.com 

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. 

This represents
a good example of a vintage binnacle compass which we estimate was made around 1930. It is an It is a excellent
addition to any nautical collection.

Copyright
2007 by Land And Sea Collection ™ , All Rights Reserved

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