This is an original liquid filled Cassens and Plath magnetic compass. The compass housing is 9 5/8 inches wide and about 5 inches tall. The gimbal ring is 11 1/2 inches wide. The compass is fully functional but looks to read several degrees off from a true North position. The liquid has a large bubble.
The wooden box was made by us and makes a perfect display case. The wood box measures 16 x 16 inches and about 9 1/2 inches tall. This item weighs about 40 pounds.
You will be shipped the Cassens and Plath magnetic compass shown in the photos.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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