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Binnacle mounted compass

Date: c 1930s
Dimensions:
Overall: 240 x 320 x 190 mm, 3.15 kg
Medium: Tin, oil, brass, paint
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Dorothy Sharp
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Compass
Object No: 00028681

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    Description
    This binnacle-mounted compass was made in the 1930s and was used on board vessels for navigation at sea. The oil-filled compass is mounted in the protective non-metallic binnacle, and has a glass viewing window. The binnacle would have been mounted in front of the helmsman, ensuring it was within easy reach.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: SMALL BOAT COMPASS, BINNACLE MOUNTED

    Web title: Binnacle mounted compass

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