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Brass Binnacle
Presented here, an all original hand built Binnacle Housed Brass Compass built by "Dirigo", Boston, U.S.A. and "Sold by T. S. and J. D. Negus, New York".
  • Liquid Damped Compass Motion
  • Original "Dietz" kerosene burner mounted in removable housing to illuminate compass card for night-time usage.
    The condition shows careful care over the years dating back to the period 1880-1910. The lifetime patina accumulation has been untouched adding a very nice darkened verdigris finish. This is a very well made, still usable example of the old sailing days ship-board equipment. (Not to be confused with WWI & II copper lifeboat binnacles.) . . . A collection piece rarely found on today's market.
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