You are looking at an OSLO NORWAY Copper and Brass 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 a compass can’t be deconstructed. Instead, the crew will grab a portable compass to help the lifeboat find its way to safety.
The dome on this compass is made out of copper and the bottom half is made out of brass. . The plate surrounding the compass has OSLO NOR NORWAY in scripted on it. In the middle of the compass you will see a white ball with the numbers 74181 with other scribblings written on it. The glass has some spots on the inside of it. On the side of the compass is where the oil and wick was stored.
A great item to add to your nautical collection!
Glass Face: 4″
Base Diameter: 8.5″
Base Width: .25′
Weight: 6.7 lbs.
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