BOXED/UNBOXED/HELMET
BINNACLE COMPASSES

ITEM# NRDDBC-0
"KELVIN-WHITE HELMET BINNACLE COMPASS"

 



An original Helmet Binnacle made by the famous compass maker
KELVIN-WHITE
Called the
"CONSTELLATION"
A beautiful World War II vintage navigation device, with a liquid
compass card set in a large
"CRYSTAL BALL"
The glass crystal & detailed compass card is
6" in diameter x 3" high/deep.
The helmet is made of nickel plated brass,
9 1/4" diameter at the base,
7 1/2" diameter at the center, & 11" tall.
Weight 14 pounds
The compass is fully functional, & contains its original light
fixture & wiring for night viewing under red light.
The compass card is marked:
WILFRED O'WHITE & SONS
NEW YORK-BOSTON-BALITMORE
PAT# 2428346-CONSTELLATION-CC4698
The brass tag on the casing front is marked:
KELVIN-WHITE
NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS
LOS ANGELES-BOSTON-NEW YORK
A very rare find and in excellent condition for its age!!
CIRCA 1940's

"SOLD"

ITEM # NRDDBC-1
"U.S. NAVAL STANDARD BOXED/HELMET BINNACLE COMPASS




A very unique, & original World War II, Naval Ship's
Boxed/Helmet binnacle compass.
Called the
"MARK II"
#5056
The unit is complete with not only its original box but its
nickel plated brass helmet.
In excellent &  fully functional condition.
The compass card is 6 1/2" diameter, liquid dampened, & made of cast bronze
with a ballast of lead to reduce the motion when the ship is rolling.
The unit was manufactured by
THE LIONEL CORPORATION
under contract with
KELVIN & WILFRED O'WHITE
NEW YORK/BOSTON
DATED 1943
The compass in its box is 11 1/2" long x 11 1/2" wide x 6" high
Weight 22.5 pounds
The compass in its helmet is
14" high x 11 1/2" diameter
with a very hefty weight of 35 pounds!!!
In excellent , and fully functional condition,
a wonderful item from our WWII era
"SOLD"

ITEM # NRDDBC-2
"RUSSIAN MILITARY BINNACLE COMPASS"



An original Russian Military boxed/helmet binnacle compass.
A Cold War Era Item, in good, fully functional condition.
The helmet is made of aluminum alloy, has two oil burners,
and the compass is of solid bronze.
The compass is liquid dampened, with a very nice and detailed card.
The unit comes with 2 instruction booklets, and a certified map of
the Russian Waters the unit was certified/calibrated.
The helmet is 11 1/2" wide x 12" deep x 10" high
with a 5" diameter viewing window.
The actual compass is 6" in diameter x 4 3/4" deep
The box is 12 1/2" wide x 12 1/2" deep x 12" high
Helmet weight w/ compass  16 pounds
Total weight in box 26.5 pounds
Circa late 20th century
"SOLD"

ITEM # NRDDBC-3
"KELVIN WHITE BINNACLE COMPASS"



A standard US Naval / Commercial binnacle compass, liquid dampened,  made of
solid bronze, a lead ballast, and a polished brass face.
Made by
KELVIN WHITE BOSTON
1946
The unit is signed in script in the brass face
"GRAMPTON Q. ANDERSON"
Believed to be the name of the ship it was used aboard.
Fully functional,  and in excellent condition for its age.
9 1/2" diameter compass face, 11 1/2" diameter mount, x 4 1/2" thick.
Weight 20 pounds
"SOLD"

ITEM # NRDDBC-3-1
KELVIN & WILFRED O' WHITE
"DRY/ LINE OF SITE BINNACLE COMPASS"



A very early 20th century, dry compass, with line of site attachment called & marked on the compass card
THE WHITE ILLUMINATED
PELORUS
This unit did not automatically follow magnetic north as most compasses do, it
was rotated by hand using the center brass adjustment knobs to line up,
or plot course changes with prominent objects on the horizon.
The unit is mounted in a brass case with a swivel binnacle mount that can be locked
& unlocked via a side screw. The units also has a removable brass cap, & lead weighted
twist in base that contains a lighting fixture to illuminate the compass card.
The compass card is mounted under glass with a folding line of site attachment
which can spin independent of the compass card.
The compass card is also marked:
KELVIN & WILFRED O'WHITE CO
NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTS
BOSTON & NEW YORK
PATENT PENDING
The unit is 11" diameter x 10" high
with a compass card of 7 1/2" diameter
Weight 13 pounds
Circa WWI era
Naval/Merchant Marine/Troopship
"SOLD"

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