This is a working marine salvaged Korea Ship Chandler Co lifeboat compass. The reason that this compass is so small is that it was designed to be taken on lifeboats in case of an emergency. When preparing to abandon the boat, the large binnacle with compass can’t be deconstructed. Instead, the crew will grab this portable Korea Ship Chandler Co compass to help the lifeboat find it’s way to safety. This is a salvaged nautical antique that you can tell a story about to your visitors.
This Korea Ship Chandler Co compass measures 8.5 inches tall by about 7.25 inches wide. The base is about 8.75 inches in diameter. The round housing is solid brass. The housing has some surface wear, minor dents. It weighs 4.8 pounds.
The salvaged Korea Ship Chandler Co lifeboat compass gimbals freely inside the housing. It is liquid filled (small air bubble on top) and functional. The compass card (face) has is light blue and cream. It is marked “Korea Ship Chandler Co” and “Busan Work”.
The housing has some surface wear. There’s also some paint on the bottom and splatters here and there.
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