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A solid bronze and brass WWII era US Navy Bureau of Ships, standard No. 5, mark 2 3 inch varsol filled top reading lifeboat compass made by C.G. CONN. LTD. in Elkhart, Indiana as inscribed on the manufacturers plate located on the side of the compass.The serial number is NXSS - 36876. Just like full sized shipís binnacle compass, itís polarity can be adjusted for accuracy with self-contained corrector systems. Measures 5″ tall with a 4.5″ diameter compass ring and weighs just shy of 8 pounds. The heavy brass lid when removed is fastened with a thick brass chain to the binnacle base so not to get lost. Recently polished and lacquered. Makes a wonderful tabletop conversation piece. There is an air bubble in the compass, but the compass works fine and is a very accurate instrument.
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Skipjack‚Äôs Marine Art Gallery features exceptional works of art in various media representing artists from our region and as far away as New Zealand! Each artist that we show is chosen for their unique style of artwork, and has an artist page where you can preview their individual work. You can also browse art categorized by genre.
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