Maritime Brass Compass Binnacle Nautical Decor Ship Kelvin Hughes UK

Jul 3, 12:43 PST
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    Kelvin Hughes Ltd.
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Elegant Maritime Compass Binnacle by Kelvin & Hughes Ltd. Co.

Hey all you Seafarers, Captain John has the compass/binnacle you have been waiting for!  This rare Kelvin Huges Binnacle has vibrant brass patina & stands 54" high.  This - is a beauty!     

Condition:  Old, but in very good condition!  Please see all photo's...    

Binnacle measures:  15" diameter (Compass Hood) x 54"  high (entire binnacle) with oil lamp featured on starboard side (right) and is 25" wide.  Hood is easy to take off (lifts off).  Viewing (lens) glass window - intact, no cracks, quite clear.  Now, as you can see - all- rests on a varnished wood base ornamented with brass hardware, plates on 4 corners at sides & base (original).  However, we have noticed a few screws & bolts are not original.    

There are 2 brass manufacturing plates.  The first one: has the initials KH with an arrow going through both.  The 2nd brass plate reads:  Kelvin & Hughes, Ltd, Made in Great Britain, Type CABQUO-B, Serial No.  832.    Both nicely embossed & clear to read.  On the hood, there is a brass oil lamp (light) holder (lamp is removable), this is not original.

Degree's are embossed nicely around the compass gimbaled mount & the compass swivels (moves) because it is gimbaled.  This compass originally was a "wet" compass, but the fluid has leaked out & it is now a "dry" compass.  This is common in very old "wet" compasses - seals can dry out.

There are 2 compensating sphere's, original & steel, mounted on either side of the hood.

Just a rare, excellent addition to your maritime decor.

This Kelvin Hughes Co. Standing Binnacle can be seen at our store "Captain John's Nautical" located in downtown Sandusky along with many other nautical items, 162 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

Although we have stated pick up only, we work with a carrier and are able to get guotes for pallet shipping.  Please inquire if interested. We have found you receive a lower quote if item is shipped to a business.

Before purchase, email me if you have a question, I will gladly send additional information.  

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