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Vintage Brass Lifeboat Compass With Oil Wick

Item #P2-08


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Product Description

This is a Vintage Brass Lifeboat Compass With Oil Wick . This compass is so small because 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 a portable compass to help the lifeboat find it’s way to safety.

On the front of the brass you will find a plaque that has PATT.919 COMPASS, NO. 71/40/SIS/008 engraved on it. And below that you will see that it weighs 20 lbs. Under the base you will find the words MAGNETS OF PATT. 919, 5 3/8″ ABOVE THE SURFACE. The markings on the compass read PATT.919 COMPASS, NO. 7012/SIS/001. This compass gimbals freely inside the housing.

On the side, towards the back of the dome you will see where the oil and wick were stored. Also, on the dome you will see a window that will open up so you can see the compass easier. To get to the compass you must pull out the pin on the bottom of the dome, then twist until you can pull off.

This would be a great addition to your nautical collection!


Height: 12″
Width: 11″ including oil and wick box
Base Diameter: 6.34″
Compass Diameter: 6″
Window Diameter: 4.25″
Oil and Wick Box: 3.5″ x  3″
Weight: 20 lbs.

You will be shipped the Vintage Brass Lifeboat Compass With Oil Wick shown in the photos.

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