This Brass Osaka Works Binnacle with Cassens and Plath Brass Compass. This binnacle (and the original compass before being replaced) was made in Osaka, Japan by the Osaka Nunotani Seiki Company.
Founder Itaro Nunotani was regretting that no magnetic compasses had been produced in Japan yet, so in 1892, he opened up the Nunotani Compass Factory in Osaka. To this day, they are still producing high-quality nautical equipment for people all over the world.
The compass must’ve been damaged or lost over time because inside of this binnacle is a beautiful brass Cassens and Plath compass.
Features on this binnacle include a Sestrel clinometer on the front, a shutter on the front lid of the binnacle cover, dials for adjusting lamps, a back lid, balancing binnacles, and a map storage tube.
Base Diameter: 17″
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