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Vintage Brass Saura Keiki Seisakusho Lifeboat Compass With Oil Burner


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Vintage Lifeboat Compass

This is a Vintage Brass Saura Keiki Seisakusho Lifeboat Compass with an oil burner. 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. This is a salvaged nautical antique that you can tell a story about to your visitors.

Saura Keiki Seisakusho Co. Ldt. is a nautical company out of Tokyo Japan since 1953. It has a Japanese made Saura Keiki Seisakusho compass inside that is in working condition. The compass itself gimbals freely inside the housing. The markings on the compass read “Saura Keiki Seisakusho CO.,LTD. ” , “R5668” and “Tokyo Japan”.

The housing on around the compass is solid brass, there are light dings here and there but is in overall good condition. It measures just under 9 inches tall and about 10 inches at its widest point.  The base is 8 3/4 inches in diameter. The oil burner has an oil reservoir with wick intact inside, its housing measures about 2.75 inches by 3.25 inches by 5.5 inches. The protective glass between the oil burner and compass is missing. The circular glass viewing window measures just under 5 inches in diameter.  It weighs 6.7 pounds.

You will be shipped the vintage brass Saura Keiki Seisakusho lifeboat compass with oil burner shown in the photos.

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