This is an original salvaged lifeboat compass. This Vintage Brass Lifeboat Binnacle with Cassens & Plath Compass measures 8 1/4 inches tall, not including the ring attached to the top. The base is 8 5/8 inches in diameter. It weighs 6.1 pounds.
The Cassens & Plath liquid filled magnetic compass itself gimbals freely inside the housing. In addition, the compass is liquid filled and functional. The brass housing has some light dings here and there.
Cassens & Plath which was founded in 1902 in Bremen, Germany. They were in a partnership with C. Plat Companies from 1908 until 1962.
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 and maritime antiques 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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