This is a
reproduction of the classic brass binnacle compass used on vessels for hundreds of years
and came into use soon after the compass was invented.
Compass was usually located in front of the ship's wheel so
the helmsman could read the compass and navigate the ship in
the desired heading. All ships have a Binnacle Compass
at the helm station even to this present day. There is also a smaller Binnacle
compass on each lifeboat.
Our Solid Brass
Binnacle Compass is hand machined heavy gauge highly
polished brass with
a gimbal compass rose inside. A small working
oil lamp is enclosed in the attached box which lights the
compass for night navigation.
Today GPS has replaced
manual compasses however many sailors still use a Binnacle
compass due to it's simplicity of use and reliability.
- 7 inches tall.