Large Gimbaled Helmet Binnacle Compass $495
These large Binnacle Compasses were originally designed to be the ship's main compass and
typically mounted above the ship's wheel.
An internal oil lamp would illuminate the compass at night.
This is a very large, solid brass lightly-distressed reproduction of
an antique Binnacle Compass.
It's massive size certainly commands your attention when you see it in a room or on display.
This large Binnacle Compass is approximately twice as large as the regular sized
Binnacle Compass shown above and weighs almost four times as much.
Real antique Binnacle Compasses this size usually cost over $3,000.
The Gimbaled Binnacle Compass is enclosed in a heavy polished brass case with a front round glass window.
It can be illuminated with the built-in oil lamp on the right side.
The compass card is air-damped and the brass enclosure is fully gasketed and air tight.
The internal gimbaled compass is 8 inches (20.3 cm) in diameter and the gimbal ring measures 9 1/2 inches (24.1 cm) in diameter.
The compass measures 14 inches (35.6 cm) tall, 16 inches (40.6 cm) wide, the base is 12 inches
(30.5 cm) in diameter, and the compass weighs 12 pounds (5.5 kg).
Please check these dimensions before ordering as this is a very large compass, suitable
for store and restaurant displays and often too large for an office.
While this compass is fully functional, it is not intended for marine navigation.
This compass can be ordered with an inexpensive custom solid brass plaque mounted on the oil lamp enclosure.
The Gimbaled Binnacle Compass sells for $495.