This Antique Henry Browne & Son Magnetic Sestrel Compass is in great working condition! This website, ValenceHouseCollections.co.uk, 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”.
Weight: 34.6 lbs.
Diameter (Frame) : 12.25″
Diameter (Compass) : 10″
Width (Extended Pegs) : 14″
Weight: 29.6 lbs.
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 beautiful C. Plath Binnacle with C. Plath Magnetic Compass for some additional nautical inspiration.