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Nautical Brass CASSENS & PLATH Lifeboat Compass

Item #P2-02


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Product Description

This is a Nautical Brass CASSENS & PLATH Lifeboat Compass.  Cassens & Plath is located in Germany. 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 a compass can’t be deconstructed. Instead, the crew will grab a portable compass to help the lifeboat find its way to safety.

You will see underneath the N on the compass is the words CASSENS & PLATH-6435. The salvaged lifeboat compass gimbals freely inside the housing.  Also, on the bottom apart of the compass you will see some plaques.  One reads- Filled with Cassens & Plath Compass Fluid 39012 and the other one says Cassens & Plath Type 51 DHI 047/14 MB/83 No. 6135 with the companies address and phone number.

A great piece to sit around your house, office or boathouse!   It would look especially nice on a fireplace mantle!


Height: 10″
Base Diameter: 8 1/2″ with a 3/4′ lip
Compass Glass: 4″
Front Glass: 3 3/4″
Weight: 8 lbs.

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You will be shipped the Nautical Brass CASSENS & PLATH Lifeboat Compass shown in the photos.

If you have any questions about this item or any other product listed on our website, please call us at 574-870-1571.  We are available seven days per week, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern standard time.

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