Boxed Marine Compass- C. D. Durkee, New York

Product Code: 18072
Shipping Weight: 4.00 lbs

Product Description

Early 1900s boxed compass by Durkee of New York. Gimbaled dry card compass in brass bowl reads C. D. Durkee & Co., New York. Compass fitted into it’s original box with slide-out lid measuring 5 3/4” X 5 3/4” X 3 5/8” tall and retains an old gray-painted surface over the mahogany box. Some water stains and paper edge loss to the compass face. Good working order.

ABOUT DURKEE- After 15 years as a ship’s chandler in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn born Charles Doremus Durkee (1862-1930) incorporated C.D. Durkee Marine in 1894 at 2 South St., Staten Island, New York. Merchants of marine hardware including gears, rope, whistles, life preservers, plumbing, cushions, upholstery, compasses, capstans, anchors, windlasses, flags, furniture, fittings etc, C. D. Durkee was known as the “Tiffany of the Trade”.  Revered as one of the finest outfitters of motorboat equipment in the country, Durkee supplied equipment for the construction of the Panama Canal between 1904-1914