Brass Mushroom Style
E.S. Ritchie Small Boat Binnacle
on Wood Base

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 nautical interior. It is a working compass so would also be adaptable to offshore use. Although there are no obvious manufacturer marks on the housing, we’re confident that the ES […]

Pelorus
by
Kelvin & Wilford O. White Co.

Pelorus By Kelvin & Wilford O. White Co.   Boston Presented is a large pelorus made by old-line instrument maker, Kelvin & Wilford O. White Co. of Boston.  It is housed on a gimbal inside a large wood case. Because of its size, we feel that this would have been installed on the bridge of […]

E.S. Ritchie Twin Cylindrical Compass
Dated 1876

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:  11 lbs 7 oz. Presented is a very early, E.S. Ritchie, Boston,  twin-beam compass. It is a very early compass design with twin cylindrical cross beams on the cardinal axis.  […]

Lionel 4″ Navy Boat Compass

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 […]

A. Robinson & Co, Ltd.
Bridge Telegraph
Ca 1920s

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 & Co. Ltd. of Liverpool and Glasgow, whose operations date back to 1780. In 1968, Robinson was purchased by the largest maker of these devices, Chadburn’s, who at one time […]

F. Smith & Son
Yacht Binnacle

F. Smith & Son – Southampton, U.K. Early 20th Century Yacht Binnacle with Sestrel Compass     Dimensions Base Diameter – 9″      Ht – 10″ Dia. of Front Viewing Port  5″        Compass Dia.  4″         Weight   6 lbs. 8 oz. F.Smith & Son, Southampton, U.K., were chandlery retailers […]

Beautiful Cased,
Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White
Corrector Compass

Kelvin & Wilfrid O. WhiteCompass Corrector This is a very unusual find and will make an interesting addition to anyone interested in compass technology DIMENSIONS: Base 9″ x 9″ Case 9 ¾” x 7 ½” x 7 ½” Compass card: 4″ Dia Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz Presented is a rare example of a finely-cased […]

Small Boat Binnacle
by
Star Compass Company of Boston

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 early turn of the 19th century. The only markings on the case are a large “5” on the inside of the front door. The compass, which is  swinging freely, is […]

Beautiful Skylight Binnacle with Kerosene Burner

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. The compass is a Star Pathfinder of the Star Compass Company of Milton, Mass., as noted on the compass card. Due to its elegant design, we believe this binacle was […]

Antique Negus Dry Card
Tell Tale Compass
Ca 1880

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 are one of the rarest found. This one is a perfect example of a mid 19th Century captain’s cabin compass. It has a special dry card for viewing when it is […]