The vintage brass lifeboat compass embodies adventure and maritime history. Crafted with precision, it played a crucial navigational role in less technologically advanced times.
Encased in brass, this compass showcases enduring elegance while protecting delicate internal mechanisms.
Though lacking an oil wick chamber now, models relied on it for smooth needle movement in challenging sea conditions. Positioned near the pivot point, it guaranteed precise readings by preventing friction.
This lifeboat compass, evident from photos, shows signs of wear with a slight curve on one side of its base.
Owning this compass is like holding history—a testament to sailors’ tenacity, resourcefulness, and reliance on it for ocean navigation.
It evokes images of intrepid adventurers conquering elements, guided by this compass to reach their destinations.
Beyond its historical significance, this compass captivates with its romantic allure. It invites imagination to ponder the stories it carries—the voyages witnessed, storms weathered, and lives saved. It’s a tangible link to a bygone era, reminding us of human ingenuity and craftsmanship.
Height: 12 1/2″ with handle
Height: 9 1/4″ without handle
Width: 8 1/2″ including oil and wick box
Compass Diameter: 5 1/4″
Compass Glass Diameter: 4″
Front Glass Diameter: 4″ x 5 1/2″
Weight: 8 lbs.