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Vintage Kelvin-White Ships Compass




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This Vintage Kelvin-White Ships Compass, made by the Kelvin and Wilfrid O. White, Co. founded in Boston in 1918, features vibrant numbers and clear directional indicators (N, S, E, W). The compass is mounted on a gimbal, ensuring it remains level even when the support is tipped.

Displayed on the compass are the manufacturer’s details – Kelvin and Wilfrid O. White, Co. near the N, and BOSTON & NEW YORK, U.S.A. near the S. The rim of the compass bears the inscriptions Kelvin, White, BOSTON, and C 1246.

Encased in a square wood box, this compass comes with a small plaque on one side, stating the origins – Kelvin and Wilfrid O. White, Co., NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS, 90 State Street, Boston, and 38 Water Street, New York.

This Vintage Kelvin-White Ships Compass is not only a captivating addition to any nautical collection but also serves as a functional piece with historical charm. Ideal for enthusiasts and modern interior designers seeking a unique maritime touch.


Compass Diameter: 8.5″ with gimbal
Compass Glass Diameter: 6″
Rim: .5″
Box Length: 10.5″
Width: 10.5″
Height: 5.5″
Weight: 12 lbs.

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