Discover our outstanding collection of fine ships’ Binnacles and Compasses.
We offer examples in excellent condition and are ready for inclusion in the finest collections.
They are great reminders of our extensive seagoing heritage. We will include such makers as Henry Brown, Dent, Hughes, Bliss, James O White, Wilford White, and Negus.
Dry Card compasses are a particularly fine reminder of very early seagoing life, and besides the American makers, you find English makers such as Henry Brown, Dent, Heath, Hughes, William Thomson, and James White and other manufacturers.
There is a very brisk market in these highly sought-after diving collectibles, so don’t expect them to be on the market for long. Heading the list of helmets in demand are those of DESCO, Morse, Miller-Dunn, and Schrader in the United States. From Europe, look for Siebe Gorman, Heinke, Medi, Hagenuk, Draeger, Petit, Piel, Galeazzi, and Robison from Australia, and John Date from Canada.
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Classic Royal Navy Binnacle Early 20th Century Presented is an example of a classic British Royal Navy Binnacle in use at the turn of the
RARE SMALLER SIZE SKYLIGHT YACHT BINNACLE BY JOHN BLISS & CO. NEW YORK MADE TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY and LIKELY ONE-OF-A-KIND! This is the only John Bliss skylight
Wilcox Crittenden Compass in Skylight Yacht Binnacle Dimensions 34″ Ht x 9 1/4″ W Base – 12 1/2″ Square Weight – 28 lbs. Presented
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.
SMALL BOAT BINNACLE BY STAR COMPASS COMPANY OF BOSTON CA 1905 Presented is a small early American binnacle by Star of Boston. We are thinking
E.S. Ritchie Twin Cylindrical Cross Beam Compass DATED 1876 Dimensions: Outside Dia” 8 1/2″ Dia of Ring: 6 1/4″ Depth: 4 3/4: Weight:
KELVIN & WILFIRD O. WHITE SKYLIGHT BINNACLE Presented is a large size skylight or cathedral binnacle with an original Spherical Compass that was invented by
F. Smith & Son – Southampton, U.K. Early 20th Century Yacht Binnacle with Sestrel Compass Dimensions Base Diameter – 9″ Ht
Kelvin & Wilfrid O. WhiteCompass Corrector This is a very unusual find and will make an interesting addition to anyone interested in compass technology DIMENSIONS:
A. Robinson & Co. Ltd. Engine Room Telegraph Ca 1920s Presented is a full-size, two control, Engine Order Telegraph for the bridge from A. Robinson
Brass Mushroom Style Small Boat Binnacle by E.S.Ritchie Presented is a lovely early-period small boat brass binnacle, the perfect size for office, den or any
Presented is probably the most impressive large ship binnacle we’ve had the pleasure to offer. The model is referred to as “Torpedo Style”. It was
SMALL BOAT MUSHROOM BINNACLE Polished brass small boat binnacle reads “PATT 1151A Compass” on front. The Alcohol filled compass card measures 3 ⅞”, marked in
BEAUTIFUL SKYLIGHT BINNACLE WITH KEROSENE BURNER AND STAR PATHFINDER COMPASS Presented is an exceptionally beautiful skylight or cathedral binnacle in excellent condition considering its age.
BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN STYLE SKYLIGHT BINNACLE PRESENTED is a very unusual style Skylight or Cathedral Binnacle on a very decorative black cast iron stand. Neither the
ANTIQUE NEGUS DRY CARD TELL TALE COMPASS Ca 1880 Shown Above in Overhead Position & Below as it would Display. Outstanding Original Condition: Telltale or tell tale compasses
1st SHIPS THREADED COMPASS From the Design of 1876 Lord Kelvin & James White Later KELVIN, BOTTOMLEY & BARD Guaranteed Museum Quality This is a very rare
LATE 18TH & EARLY 19TH CENTURY CASED DRY CARD COMPASS BY K.C. COSTIGAN OF NEW YORK Presented is a late 18th & early
RARE AMERICAN ROBERT MERRILL, NEW YORK BOXED DINGHY COMPASS This may be a one-of-a-kind small boxed compass with a pedigree of having been made by a family of early nautical instrument
VERY RARE ANTIQUE E.S. RITCHIE TWIN CYLINDER “BANANA CARD” BOXED COMPASS, DATED 1870 A very early and very rare Ritchie Banana Style Boxed Compass. This old Sea Dog
HUGHES SMALL BOAT DESKTOP BINNACLE Presented is a charming small boat binnacle by Kelvin & Hughes, England. We are estimating the age as post WW
GIANT VINTAGE POLISHED BRASS SKYLIGHT BINNACLE BY WILFRID O. WHITE, Ca 1935 With ORIGINAL SPHERICAL COMPASS PRESENTEDon the viewer’s left is a giant skylight or cathedral binnacle
VERY RARE ANTIQUE U.S. NAVY BUREAU OF SHIPS LIFEBOAT BINNACLE BY LIONEL CORPORATION >Presented is an early, 1942 U.S. Navy Lifeboat Binnacle by Lionel Corporation.
SKYLIGHT BINNACLE WITH RARE ANTIQUE E.S. RITCHIE & SONS COMPASS This unusual skylight or cathedral binnacle makes a dramatic statement. It is a perfect gift
ANTIQUE SKYLIGHT BINNACLECOMPASS Ca 1885 PRESENTED is an interesting antique skylight binnacle fitted with an American compass by D. Baker of Melrose, Mass. The tub of
SESTRAL DEAD BEAT COMPASS Made For Captain O.M. Watts Presented is the famous “Dead Beat” compass by Henry Brown/Sestral. It was specially made for Capt.O.
JOHN BLISS MUSHROOM STYLE BINNACLE MID 19TH CA This is only the second John Bliss Mushroom style yachtbinnacle we have had in seven years. It
ANTIQUE 1941 U.S. NAVY BUREAU OF SHIPS LIFEBOAT BINNACLE BY LIONEL CORPORATION Presented is an early, 1941 U.S. Navy Lifeboat Binnacle by Lionel Corporation. This
CLASSIC AND ELEGANT LARGE SKYLIGHT BINNACLE BY DANFORTH PRESENTED is a larger than normal Danforth skylight or cathedral binnacle with a Constellation compass. It was made under the
RARE ANTIQUE E.S. RITCHIE & SONS Extremely Large SKYLIGHT BINNACLE Early 20th Century This presentation skylight or cathedral binnacle makes a dramatic statement of importance.
ROYAL NAVY PATTERN 20 BINNACLE BOAT COMPASS BY FAMOUS BRITISH ROYAL NAVY MAKER DENT & Co. GUARANTEED ALL ORIGINAL An exceedingly rare wood cased binnacle compass designed like
GIANT VINTAGE POLISHED BRASS SKYLIGHT BINNACLEG BY BERGEN-NAUTIK OF NORWAY With ORIGINAL SPHERICAL COMPASS PRESENTED is a giant size skylight or cathedral binnacle by BERGEN-NAUTIK
RARE ANTIQUE E.S. RITCHIE & SONS SKYLIGHT BINNACLE Late 19th Century This presentation skylight or cathedral binnacle makes a dramatic statement of importance. It is
E.S. RITCHIE SINGLE BURNER BINNACLE Ca 1900 PRESENTATION PIECE Modified to preserve the top section only, this presentation binnacle makes a dramatic statement of importance. It is
ORIGINAL 1950’s CAST BRASS HAND BEARING COMPASS by Gordon Roberts, Mt. Vernon, New York GORDON ROBERTS, “COMPASCOPE” HAND BEARING COMPASS – with original documentation
ANTIQUE D. BAKER, BOSTON, WHALEBOAT, DORY COMPASS PRESENTED is a small size antique compass made by the American instrument maker, D. Baker of Boston.
ANTIQUE SKYLIGHT BINNACLE NEW NICKLE PLATING by John E. Hand & Son Presented is a large size skylight binnacle that follows a 100 year old design. It was
ORIGINAL SESTREL HAND BEARING COMPASS by Henry Browne & Son, Barking, London The Original HENRY BROWNE, “SESTREL” HAND BEARING COMPASS Presented is an exceptionally high quality original Sestrel
VERY RARE ANTIQUEE.S. RITCHIE “BANANA CARD” DORY BINNACLE, Ca 1865 A very early and very rare Ritchie Banana Compass Dory Binnacle. This binnacle is perfect for
U.S. NAVY BUREAU OF SHIPS LIFEBOAT BINNACLE BY LIONEL CORPORATION Presented is an early, 1942 U.S. Navy Lifeboat Binnacle by Lionel Corporation. This standard U.S.
IMPORTANT ANTIQUE MUSHROOM TWIN BURNER SAILING SHIP BINNACLE Ca 1850 Presented is an early classic binnacle with a rarely seen mushroom style twin burner
RARE ANTIQUETWIN BURNER DISPLAY or PRESENTATION Modified to preserve the top section only, this display binnacle makes a dramatic statement of importance. It is a
ELEGANT AND CLASSIC SKYLIGHT NICKEL BINNACLE BY PERKO PRESENTED is an early Perko skylight or cathedral binnacle made by Perkins Marine Hardware around 1935 in a
AUTHENTIC BULKHEAD BRIDGE AND ENGINE ROOM “POWER ROTOR“ TELEGRAPH Very Rare Display Presented is a custom mounted combination of bridge and engine room telegraph heads
ANTIQUE LARGE SKYLIGHT BINNACLE by John E. Hand PRESENTED is a large size skylight binnacle that was made by the famous John E. Hand & Sons company of Philadelphia. It likely
The ORIGINAL SPHERICAL COMPASS LARGE SKYLIGHT BINNACLE BY WILFORD O. WHITE, Ca 1935 PRESENTED is a large size skylight or cathedral binnacle with an original
A. ROBINSON ENGLAND ENGINE ORDER TELEGRAPH BRIDGE Presented is a smaller size, two control, Engine Order Telegraph for the bridge from A.
CASED PELORUS by BUFF & BUFF, BOSTON < GIANT BRONZE PELORUS WW II< A large ships’ pelorus in a case PRESENTED is a giant
GIANT BRITISH VINTAGE REFLECTING COMPASS Reflective compasses are one of the rarest found. This one is a perfect example of a mid 20th Century BIG