This is an antique compensating binnacle that was once on a torpedo boat for the U.S. Navy. The inscription plate on the binnacle says that it was produced in 1902 by E.S. Ritchie & Sons, out of Brooklyn, Massachusetts. It is in good condition, with the compass still in working condition.
This compensating binnacle measures 47 inches tall and 11 inches long. The width of the binnacle is 2 feet exactly. This is a fairly heavy piece, weighing in at 93.2 pounds.
E.S. RITCHIE & SONS
PAT. JUNE 10 1902
TORPEDO BOAT STANDARD
BUREAU OF NAVIGATION
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