Our Stock # 18.6345. This is a vintage hand-held bearing compass. An English, oak, marine navigation aid with Sestrel dial, dating to the mid 20th century circa 1950.
Displays a desirable aged patina. Oak handle and walnut deck box show fine grain interest. Original glass in good order throughout. Compass displays cardinal and inter-cardinal points.
Built-in sight with optical prism magnifies bearing for ease of use. Bezel engraved with supplying chandler Capt. Oak handle complete with unmarked compass card. In period the compass could be illuminated for night time use. Screw-cap bottom reveals the dry cell battery compartment battery absent.
Teak box crafted with compass viewing window and brass loop handle. This is a fantastic vintage compass set, perfectly suited to pleasure yachting or as an interesting desk ornament for those who yearn for the sea. Delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home or top deck. Dimensions: Max Width: 11cm (4.25'') Max Depth: 11cm (4.25'') Max Height: 25.5cm (10''). Box Width: 14.5cm (5.75'') Box Depth: 15.5cm (6'') Box Height: 34.5cm (13.5'').We offer a prompt and economical worldwide service, please Let us know your country and zip / post code and we will get the best possible service and cost for you. Please do ask, we'd love to hear from you. About Us We are a team passionate about antiques and customer service. Our business is nothing without customer service. All items for sale can be viewed at our studio by prior arrangement, please let us know when you would like to come down. Available when collecting from our studio or along with some deliveries. We will get the best possible service and cost for you. Most welcome by prior arrangement from our warehouse in Devon. Packing We professionally pack every item and encourage recycling of the materials where possible.
Worldwide We offer a prompt and economical. Worldwide service, we offer the best possible service and cost for you. From 1 to 1000 pieces just let us know your requirements. The item "Vintage, Handheld Bearing Compass, English, Oak, Maritime, Navigation, Sestrel" is in sale since Friday, March 13, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "londonfine" and is located in Devon. This item can be shipped worldwide.