Here we have an authentic Brazilian magnetic compass in it’s original box. This magnetic compass has been kept in good shape and is still in great working condition. On the face of the compass, there isn’t very much indication as to who manufactured it — Inbrasin was labeled at the top but Google results didn’t provide many results for. Once we removed the housing and took the magnetic compass out of the box, we learned that this was a Coester Group compass.
Oskar Hans Wolfgang Coester is a Brazilian businessman and inventor – he was the founder of the Coester Group. They operated in many different business sectors and started manufacturing Nautical Navigation equipment in 1977 when they acquired Inbrasin. This specific compass was produced in May of 1988 – in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. This compass will make a great conversation for any nauticalphile!
Weight: 28.2 lbs.
Width (Extended Pegs): 10.5″
Weight: 18.4 lbs.
For more magnetic compasses check out: Blue/Grey Authentic Salvaged Sestrel Deadbeat Compass
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.
Head over to our Pinterest page for some additional nautical inspiration.