A binnacle or ship's compass was made in the early 1900's, signed "C. M. Hammar, Goteborg," Sweden, on the outer brass plate and inside. The compass itself is dry and floats in all directions with a gimbal suspension. The dial has deteriorated paint and chips on the bottom side of the glass, see photos, but it does work.
The base is mahogany with a very good finish and a curved door, the key is a handle only, the lock does not work. All mounts are solid brass on this antique nautical instrument. There is a holder for rolled nautical charts or maps.
The removable well worn brass hood has two doors and a compartment where a lantern was once mounted. On both sides are iron "compensating" balls to adjust the compass, more adjusting magnets are inside.
Measurements are 32" wide, 19" deep and 53" tall.
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