This authentic Sestrel Deadbeat Compass is in great working condition still! Salvaged from a once working vessel, this compass has character that will make for a great conversation starter in any room.
These are the markings on the compass:
ValenceHouseCollections.co.uk that talks about the manufacturers of this Sestrel Compass: “Their “Dead Beat“ compass design is well dampened and serves to reduce oscillations. It is reported that this design compass was fitted to many Allied ships during WW II. The company went through a boom period in the 1970s but collapsed in the 1980s due to the popularity of cheaper plastic compasses over tradition brass ones.” While on this web page, we learned that the model name “Sestrel” was created by taking the first two letters of “sensitive”, the first two letters of “steady”, and the first three letters of “reliable”.
The box containing the magnetic compass measures 14″ in length and width. The box is only 7.2″ tall. The total weight of this item is 36.5 pounds.