This is an original Brass Perko Lifeboat Binnacle. Perko Inc. is a privately owned, fourth generation family corporation. Originally founded as F. Persky & Co. in 1907, the original product line consisted of hand formed and soldered navigation lights, ventilators and chart cases fabricated from brass, copper and galvanized steel. To this day, they are still operating in Miami, Florida and selling over 5,000 different products!
This Vintage Brass Lifeboat Binnacle measures 8 1/4 inches tall. The base is 8 3/4 inches in diameter. The base has a slight indent on the back side. It weighs 6.3 pounds. This There is a socket and wiring on the inside of the compass but has not been rewired for use. There is a small label on the front that reads “Perkins Marine Lamp & HDWE Corp. Perko Reg. Trade Mark Brooklyn, NY, USA. This particular compass was made in Brooklyn, NY and dates between the 1930’s and the 1960’s.
The magnetic compass itself gimbals freely inside the housing. The brass has an even patina, the housing has some light dings here and there.
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