You are looking at the Vintage Brass Nautical Miles Gauge. This item was made in Birmingham, England by Thos. Walker & Son Ltd. A nautical mile is a unit of measurement used on water by sailors and/or navigators in shipping and aviation. A nautical mile is slightly longer than a mile on land, equaling 1.1508 land-measured miles. The nautical mile is based on the Earth’s longitude and latitude coordinates, with one nautical mile equaling one minute of latitude.
On the face of this gauge you will see the words NAUTICAL MILES with three dials which measure miles in the single and hundred’s. Also, towards the bottom of the face you will see Made In England By Thos. Walker & Son Ltd., Birmingham. This item has a hinged glass cover with a hasp. The brass in some areas has a lot of wear. The glass is in great condition.
If you are looking for something extra to place on your walls with a nautical look to it then this is it!
Extends from wall: 3″
Glass Face Diameter: 5″
Base Diameter: 7″
Mounting Holes: 4
Weight: 8 lbs.