This is a Vintage lifeboat compass on a decorative stand. This one-of-a-kind item would be a great addition to anyone’s nautical collection! The wooden stand was custom created to fit the lifeboat compass. It was outfitted with compensation balls and decorative brass pieces on the base. The brass compass is no longer in working condition, the glass is cracked and the fluid is missing.
The magnetic compass is a fundamental requirement of every ship as it can function independently of satellite reception and electrical supply. The balls on a binnacle are called correction spheres. The position of these spheres on either side of the binnacle help balances out interference from the ship’s hull. They allow the compass to point correctly to the magnetic north. Spheres today are painted red and green, to signify the port and starboard sides of a vessel.
This item is being sold as-is.
Main Base: 9.25″ x 4
Top Box: 11″ x 4
Compass: 9″ tall
2 Mounting Brackets Each: 3.34″ long x 2″ wide with 1″ hole
Weight: 78 lbs.
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