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#0348 United States Navy - Retired Plaque - Solid Brass, Polished And Lacquered

UNITED STATES NAVY- RETIRED PLAQUE- SOLID BRASS, POLISHED AND LACQUERED

10" tall x 7" wide, beautifully polished and lacquered 7 pound slab of brass; One  (1) fixing hole for mounting. 

With millions of United States Navy Sailors and personnel already retired, this would make their day receiving
this handsome plaque.
DON'T MISS THIS ONE!

Limited quantity!!
Item # 0348

PRICE: $189.00

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#0393 U. S. Navy Masthead Light

U. S. NAVY WW II MASTHEAD LIGHT

This great light was waterproof and sported 6 x 15 volts for very bright lights (2 only showing in the picture). Why 6 you ask? Because the light was positioned on top of the mast, making it hard to reach to replace a bulb during battle conditions, and if some burned out the others carried on! Polished and lacquered. Weight 15 pounds.

Item # 0393
#1189 U. S. Navy Emergency Light

USN SUBMARINE EMERGENCY LIGHT

U. S. Navy emergency lamp with translucent cover. We can substitute the blue lens, if you prefer. Used in situations where a ship needed to use care not to expose their bright lights. An unusual and handsome light.

Item # 1189

PRICE: $439.00

#1197 U. S. Navy Blackout Lamp

USN PILOTHOUSE BLACKOUT LAMP

From the period between the World Wars, this blackout lamp has sliding brass doors to adjust the amount of light emitted. Professionally polished and lacquered, and ready to use. Excellent for any situation where you want to control the amount of light for different conditions.

Item # 1197

PRICE: $475.00

#0186 USN Master & Officer's Diver's Plaque

MASTER & OFFICER DIVER'S PLAQUE

A polished and lacquered brass plaque of the insignia of a Navy Master Diver and Diving Officer. The Master Diver designation is quite a feat to earn. After several years of experience and upon being invited to participate, a Chief Petty officer, Senior Chief Petty Officer, or Master Chief Petty officer (E7, E8, E9) can undergo evaluation to become a Master Diver. Upon selection by the board of peers and successful completion of all areas of diving expertise, he is then awarded the designation of Master Diver. In the Navy awards and decorations manual, the Master diver pin is silver and the officer pin Gold. Our brass plaque represents both. Depicts a hard hat deep sea diving helmet flanked by two sea horses, with tridents sprouting at port and starboard from the top of the bonnet. Measures 6" in diameter and weighs 2.3 lbs. Makes a terrific gift for your a diver, and will enhance any room featuring nautical decor.

Item # 0186

PRICE: $139.00

#6251 Rare, Vintage US Navy WWII - All Brass Steering Station - Brass Spokes With Wood Handles- Beautifully Polished & Lacquered

RARE, VINTAGE US NAVY WWII - ALL BRASS STEERING STATION - BRASS SPOKES WITH WOOD HANDLES- BEAUTIFULLY POLISHED & LACQUERED

Maker "LIDGERWOOD MFG. CO. ELIZABETH, N.J"
Height to top of spoke: 52 1/2"
Station: 36"
Width of face: 9"
Depth of unit 14"
Gorgeous appearance

From personal collection - Don't miss this one!

Item # 6251

PRICE: $4,495.00

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#6252 Vintage, Rare WWII All Brass US Navy Steering Station - 6 Spokes/Wood Handles - Polished & Lacquered - Gorgeous!

VINTAGE, RARE WWII ALL BRASS US NAVY STEERING STATION - 6 SPOKES/WOOD HANDLES - POLISHED & LACQUERED - GORGEOUS!

Height of station: 38"
Wheel: 35"
From bottom to top of wood handled spoke: 51"

Marked on the 11 5/8" beautiful brass face
Maker's name:
"AE STEERING GEAR
AMERICAN ENGINEERING CO
PHILADELPHIA, USA"

Indicator, marked "RUDDER" in the center of face
Will point to the desired degree of rudder angle called for by the bridge

From personal collection - Great item - Don't miss this one!

Item # 6252

PRICE: $4,395.00

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#6253 Fabulous, Vintage US Navy WWII - Great All Brass Battle Ships Steering Station - Polished & Lacquered

FABULOUS, VINTAGE US NAVY WWII- GREAT ALL BRASS BATTLE SHIPS STEERING STATION - POLISHED & LACQUERED

Very rare collectors item!

Maker (As shown on the units 11 7/8" brass face):
"STETSON- ROSS
MACHINE COMPANY
SEATTLE
USA"

A totally solid, heavy brass steering station - polished and lacquered.

The only one we have had the pleasure of offering for sale during our 43 years in the nautical antique business!!

Note: It's one not to be missed for your personal collection!!!!

Item # 6253

PRICE: $4,395.00

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#0089 Belaying Pins

USN WW II BELAYING PINS

USN WW II belaying pins.  Iron weighing 5 lbs. each, 15 1/2" long, 1 1/2" in diameter.  Used to secure wire or manilla rope to railings, masts, etc.  Great collectors item!

Item # 0089

PRICE: $129.00

#8057 WWII US Navy "Lionel" Brass Taffrail Log on Wood Plinth, Polished & Lacquered

WWII US NAVY "LIONEL" BRASS TAFFRAIL LOG ON WOOD PLINTH, POLISHED AND LACQUERED

US Navy WWII Brass "Taffrail Log"- - Maker:" Lionel (the famous Toy Train company pitched in during WWII making these great instruments needed for the war efforts)  COMPLETE WITH ITS ORIGINAL BRASS MOUNTING BASE.

 Item # 8057

PRICE: $429.00

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#7854 Vintage, Rare US Navy Battle Ship WWII All Brass Gyro Repeating Compass (Like The One Shown On The "Iowa Museum Ship" In San Pedro Harbor, CA)

VINTAGE, RARE US NAVY BATTLE SHIP WWII ALL BRASS GYRO REPEATING COMPASS (LIKE THE ONE SHOWN ON THE "IOWA MUSEUM SHIP" IN SAN PEDRO HARBOR, CA)

ONE OF A KIND!!!! A-1 condition, rarer than all the other usual US Navy decor gear! Polished and lacquered to perfection!!  She is a heavy, solid brass construction, 100 lbs ++ could make a fantastic "one-of-a-kind "coffee table.  Install a circular/round piece of glass on it and voila, a super rare "US Navy WWII " coffee table.

Size: Width = 16"  Height =15" high at the gimbal ring, + 2 1/2 additional height to top of the repeating compass.  One could raise the unit by installing a mahogany or other fine wood base below, further embellishing the total look! 

Do not miss this one!

 Item # 7854

PRICE: $2,995.00

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#0881 Rare WWII US Navy Destroyer Bridge Telegraph 

RARE WWII US NAVY DESTROYER BRIDGE TELEGRAPH

One of the rarer U.S. Navy Telegraphs and a survivor of WWII. Polished and lacquered, and mounted on a wood base. An ingenious design. The oval face plate reads: Off - Hand Pulls - Full - Slow - Stop - 1/3 - 2/3 - Standard Ahead - Full-Flank - Hand Pulls, etc.  Turning the heavy brass control knob arrow indicator to any of the above commands gets the desired results. Total height is 45". Width is 13" x 11" x 11". Weight is 59 lbs.

 Item # 0881

PRICE: $1,975.00

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#7367 Vintage Antique WWII US Navy Bu Ships 1942 "Stadimeter", Maker "Schick", Stamford Ct

VINTAGE ANTIQUE WWII US NAVY BU SHIPS 1942 "STADIMETER", MAKER "SCHICK", STAMFORD CT

This fine stadimeter appears to be in very good condition, instrument, optics and box alike.  Complete with latching hardware and handles.  Great addition to your nautical collection.
 Item # 7367

PRICE: $398.00

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#4189 1940's- Great, Rare, Vintage, Old US Navy WWII All Brass Full Size Battleship Binnacle, Complete with Degaussing Ring!! Great Age Patina!

1940's- GREAT, RARE, VINTAGE, OLD US NAVY WWII ALL BRASS FULL SIZE BATTLESHIP BINNACLE, COMPLETE WITH DEGAUSSING RING!! GREAT AGE PATINA!

Great US NAVY WWII Brass full size Battleship Binnacle

Features:
Full size brass bonnet with:
  • 2 Retractable lift handles for inspection and calibration of the compass
  • A huge hinged oval viewing inspection porthole, which can be dogged down on bottom during rough weather conditions
  • A rare very good condition gimbaled full size compass
Maker: A. LIETZ CO, SAN FRANCISCO.  LIETZ was one of the premier nautical instrument maker for the US Navy and the maritime industry in the early 1900's.  Fitted with rarely found "DEGAUSSING RING," this unit helped return the compass reading back to its true North reading after the BIG GUNS were fired.  Below that, the Binnacle base is tapered and features a rounded sliding brass inspection door, which would allow the compass adjuster by means of magnetic rods, etc to obtain a true North reading.  Below that, a brass, all electrical Box with on/off switch and electric weather proof plug-in.
This great Binnacle is supported by a round brass base with fastening holes to secure it to the deck.
Don't miss this one!
Item # 4322

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#0029 Vintage WW2 Solid Brass US Navy Steering Station 

VINTAGE WW2 SOLID BRASS US NAVY STEERING STATION - 42" SOLID BRASS WHEEL w/ "KING SPOKE"

Polished and lacquered, great addition to your nautical collection.

Item # 0029

PRICE: $3,975.00

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#6000 Boarding Pike of the "CONSTITUTION"-"OLD IRONSIDES" 

BOARDING PIKE OF THE "CONSTITUTION"-"OLD IRONSIDES"


Museum Quality Item:
US Navy "Boarding Pike" specially created for close combat conditions purchased for use on the "USS Constitution" for the US First "Marines".


****ONE-OF-A-KIND****
Item # 6000
Price: $5,975.00
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#6077 Rare Schrader Vintage 3 Cycle Diving Pump

RARE SCHRADER VINTAGE 3 CYLINDER DIVING PUMP

This Item speaks for its self. Marked: N .Y. SUBMARINE CONT. CO, 15 WHITEHALL ST, N.Y.

A great find!  Professionally polished, lacquered and restored!

Item # 6077
Price: $7,575.00
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 Schrader 3 cylinder pump

MERRITT, CHAPMAN & SCOTT AIR PUMP
mfg by SCHRADER

A fantastic piece of early diving equipment. A three- cylinder single-acting hand-operated air pump, largely used for salvage operations, and harbor and dock work. This one comes with two (2) huge flywheels, which for various reasons are often removed from such pumps. Manufactured by Schrader, as shown on the cover plate. A wonderful piece of history. In 1893, Merritt, Chapman, and Scott were three separate small salvage companies. Today the company is a gigantic combination of the small companies.

Item # 2162
Price: $3,995.00

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0304 WW 2 U S Maritime Watertight Door

WW II U. S. MARITIME WATERTIGHT DOOR

WW2 U S Maritime Watertight door with 6 working lock down handles.
Great decor item for outdoor.
Outside Dimensions: 37" x 71 1/2"

Local pick up preferred
Item # 0304
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#4774 Vintage Rare US Navy Aluminum Electric Telegraph, Circa 1950's, in Almost New Condition - Complete with Original Navy Paint
VINTAGE RARE US NAVY ALUMINUM ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH, CIRCA 1950'S, IN ALMOST NEW CONDITION, COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL NAVY PAINT
Features a double sided black face marked: "FLANK, FULL, STAND, 2/3, FULL, AHEAD, BACK."  One hand lever center top would send the requested commands to the engine room.  External bell can ring when command lever is moved to the desired speed.  Unit is still in original like new condition!!
Height is 50" to top of control lever.  Width is 12 1/2"
Weight 87 pounds
Great item for your Nautical Room!
 Item # 4774
Price: $1,798.00
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#4786 Rare US Navy Polished and Lacquered Aluminum Electric Bridge Telegraph
RARE US NAVY POLISHED AND LACQUERED ALUM. ELECTRIC BRIDGE TELEGRAPH

This handsome polished and lacquered telegraph sports a double-sided black face which is marked:" flank, full, stand, ahead, and back".  One handle communicates all the commands from center top, to the engine room.  It features a brass outside bell, which is presently not hooked up electrically.

Height: 50" - Width: 12 3/4"
Weight: 87 pounds
 Item # 4786
Price: $1,998.00
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#0384 Vintage 1943 U.S. Navy, BuShips Serial No. 3080 - Maker "Market Forge Co" Depth Finder
VINTAGE 1943 - U.S.NAVY - DEPTH FINDER IN GREAT CONDITION

Maker: "MARKET FORGE CO" EVERETT, MASS. - SERIAL NO.3080-1943
The dial is marked: 0-330 Fathoms.  The wood handles and all parts are working great.  Currently painted in gray.

Size: 18" W x 12" D x 36" H

Weighs 120 pounds
ITEM # 0384
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#0882 U. S. NAVY WW II BLACKOUT TELEGRAPH

WW II U. S. NAVY DESTROYER BRIDGE TELEGRAPH

One of the rarer U. S Navy Telegraphs and a survivor of WW II. Polished and lacquered, and mounted on a wood base. An ingenious design. The oval face plate reads: Off - Hand Pulls - Full - Slow - Stop - 1/3 - 2/3 - Standard Ahead - Full-Flank - Hand Pulls, etc. Turning the heavy brass control knob arrow indicator to any of the above commands gets the desired results Total height is 45". Width is 13" x 11" x 11". Weight is 70 lbs

 

 Item # 0882
Price: $1,995.00
#0357 U. S. Navy WW II Brass Rudder

U.S. NAVY WW II BRASS LIFEBOAT RUDDER

U. S. Navy WW II brass lifeboat rudder, 37" tall. The gleaming polished and lacquered brass top of 1 1/2" diameter brass shaft is stamped with the U. S. Navy anchor marking. The rudder measures 22" tall x 16 1/2" and is 2 1/2" thick where the brass shaft is attached to the rudder blade. A spectacular collectors item.

 

Item # 0357
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#1913 Lionel Brass Repeating Compass 

USN LIONEL REPEATING COMPASS

U S Navy Lionel brass repeating compass on heavy round brass display stand. 53" tall x 13" in diameter and weighs 135 lbs. Great condition and hard to find a complete one like this!

Item # 1913
Price: $2,495.00
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USN PRACTICE SWORDS circa 1860

U. S. Navy Practice Swords from 1860. The 36" long blades are wood, which is springy like hickory. The hand guards have the nicks and dents you might expect from something of this vintage, probably caused by sailors practicing their sword fighting techniques against each other. Sold only as a pair.

 

Item # 0624
Price: $695.00
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#7188 Rare Brass US Navy WW@ Submarine Salv. Air Rescue Plaque 

RARE BRASS US NAVY WW2 SUBMARINE SALV. AIR RESCUE PLAQUE

Rarer than hens teeth

f screw heads and location would assist Rescue Divers to find the right compartment they were looking for by feel under zero visibility conditions.

A truly rare and valuable addition to a US Navy collection, especially the few This AUTHENTIC brass  15" x 7 1/2" rectangular plaque was salvaged from a submarine circa 1978 and has been in our collection ever since.

Below the top larger cut out circle it reads: in the plaque it reads "SALV. AIR AFT ENG. ROOM." Above the smaller bottom circle reads: "OPEN" with an ARROW above pointing counter clockwise.

The plaque was fastened to the outer hull of the sub indicating the below corresponding area. Vertically shown on the right side 9 large round brass slotted screw heads. The number of surviving Submarines.

The Plaque is beautifully polished and lacquered.

Item # 7188
Reduced Price:
$279.00

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#7186 Rare Brass US Navy WW2 Submarine Salv. Air Aft Torp. Room Rescue Plaque  

RARE BRASS U. S. NAVY WW II SUBMARINE SALV. AIR AFT TORP. ROOM RESCUE PLAQUE

19" X  7 3/8 "Extremely rare U S Navy WW2 Submarine rectangular brass plaque reading:"SALV. AIR AFT TORP. ROOM", salvaged from a submarine circa 1978 and has been in our collection ever since.

Below the top larger cut out circle it reads: "SALV. AIR AFT TORP. ROOM".

Above the smaller bottom circle it reads: "OPEN" with ARROW pointing counterclock wise. 

This plaque was fastened to the outer hull of the sub indicating the below corresponding Aft Torpedo Room compartment 14 - Large brass slotted round screw heads, located above each other on the left side would assist the rescue divers in their effort to find the above compartment they were looking for, perhaps feeling around the hull in murky waters in zero visibility. Polished and lacquered.
Great find for your collection!
Item # 7186
Reduced Price:
$279.00

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#1733 Vintage WW2 U S Navy 12" inside Shutter Signal Device 

Vintage WW2 U S NAVY 12" inside Shutter Signal Device with protective glass outside cover

Unit was front part of the large WW 2 U S NAVY signal light.  Most important part, the shutter mechanism, is usually removed first when scrapping ships!
Seven (7) shutters locked in tandem, move inside the unit, protected by toughened glass (A-1 condition) from the outside elements.  Has some rust and needs a bit of attention.  Original old gray paint.
Some people have installed this as a porthole style window, moving the lever allows one to see what's going on on other side, release the control and voila, it snaps shut!

Size 20 1/2" x 6"
Can be UPS'ed.
ITEM # 1733

PRICE: $279.00
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#0260 Vintage, Rare Handsome U S Navy WW Circa 1930's Big Battle Ship Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Light/Lamp w/ Opaque Lens

VINTAGE, RARE HANDSOME U. S. NAVY WW CIRCA 1930's BIG BATTLE SHIP INDOOR/OUTDOOR CEILING LIGHT/LAMP w/ OPAQUE LENS 

Polished and lacquered - Great decor item for your Nautical Room, Office, or Restaurant, etc.  Weighs: 15 lbs.
Maker: "Century Lighting"- Navy I.D # 95-5021-L-Alt.7
Width: 8 1/2", base is  4 1/2"- it covers the U S electrical wall box, 
also has 4 fixing tabs for easy mounting.  The opaque sturdy lens made of 1/4" thick glass-made to withstand the vibrations of of the heavy guns firing.
Electrified with gold cord, using its original electrical socket.

Do not miss this one!

Item # 0260
PRICE: $349.00
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 USN Gunpowder Can

U. S. NAVY WW II GUNPOWDER CAN

Keep your powder dry! Well worn and dented U. S. Navy copper and brass gunpowder can of the World War II era. Measures an incredible 18" tall x 10" x 10" and weighs 21 lbs. The bottom is a thick gauge copper, the top all heavy brass with a hinged brass port hole opening with three dogs (wing nuts) to "dog it down" tight to seal out moisture. Very unusual and highly collectible as well as decorative. Not polished. We can have it polsihed (as shown) for an additional fee.

 

Item # 0200
PRICE: $329.00
#7388 US Navy WWII "Sperry Gyroscope" on Brass Stand

US NAVY WWII "SPERRY GYROSCOPE" ON BRASS STAND

The maker of this instrument: "Sperry Gyroscope" Company.
Height: 48" - Brass round base 13", with 8 fixing holes.

Previously polished & lacquered.

Weight 95 lbs.
 Item # 7388

SOLD

#0389 WW II USN Engine Room Light

WW II USN ENGINE ROOM LIGHTS

WW II U. S. Navy engine room lights. Great decor item, all slightly different but beautifully polished and lacquered with brass protective cage and with red or clear lens.

Item # 0389

SOLD

#1820 U S Navy Aluminum Binnacle

USN ALUMINUM BINNACLE

USN Binnacle with an aluminum body but a brass hood. Previously polished and lacquered. Has a brass plaque that reads "STANDARD BINNACLE" etc.

Item # 1820

SOLD

#5091 Vintage 1942 US Navy "Lionel" Brass Compass/Binnacle With Electrical/Kerosene Illumination

VINTAGE 1942 U S NAVY "LIONEL" BRASS COMPASS/BINNACLE WITH ELECTRIC/KEROSENE ILLUMINATION

Marked on the front makers tag: US NAVY-BU OF SHIPS (N) THE LIONEL CORPORATION NEW YORK.  Circa 1942 The Lionel Corporation (Toy Trains maker etc) was assisting with the war effort, making these great binnacles.  This unit is fitted with the below rare "John E Hand & Sons Company compass," (John E Hand being one of the premier US existing early 1900's instrument makers.)
The Compass housing has a dual lighting system.  The kerosene light/lamp housing features a hinged opening side panel door (with reflector) making it easy to remove and refill the kerosene lamp fount.  Below the the fount, a pull out drawer for storing matches and extra wicks.  Used on US Navy ships, Liberty Ships, Victory Ships and many other US Navy war ships as well during WWII.
Size 9" wide x 10" tall x 9" deep bracket in back included
Weight 11 pounds
Don't miss this one!
 Item # 5091

SOLD

#7000 Collection of WWII US Navy - Fine Vintage Instruments
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COLLECTION OF WWII US NAVY - FINE VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS

Collection of WWII US Navy instruments.

Fine vintage instruments from private collection.

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USN Engine Room Light

BRASS ENGINE ROOM LIGHT - U. S. NAVY - WORLD WAR II

Salvaged from the WW II Heavy Cruiser "Los Angeles," which was scrapped about 20 years ago. We have several sizes. Made of solid brass. Restored, polished and lacquered, then electrified. Features a heavy brass junction box attached below the main light. Useful as well as collectible. Very attractive.

Item # 0090

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#2511 1930's WWII Rare US Navy Battle Ship's RANGE FINDER on Brass Stand
1930'S WWII RARE US NAVY BATTLE SHIP'S RANGE FINDER ON BRASS STAND

The Range Finder gives us, fairly accurately, the distance of the enemy ship at the instant of observation, the reading on the Range Finder being direct in yards.

On the big USN battleships, a Range Finder unit was mounted most likely on the top of each turret, forward and aft.  This Range Finder measurers 60 1/2" long x 7 1/2" wide x 58" tall, mounted on heavy duty brass tapered stout column ending in a 15" round brass base with 6 fixing holes.

A truly great collectors item, a museum piece!
 Item # 2511

SOLD

#0359 USN Destroyer Steering Station

1942 U. S. NAVY WW II DESTROYER STEERING STATION

1942 U. S. Navy WW II destroyer steering station, polished and lacquered to gleaming perfection. This is a museum piece in A-1 condition, beautifully restored. The brass wheel with wood surround alone is a master piece. When wheel is turned, the indicator needle points to the required rudder indication. Two brass lights show the helmsman his indicator dial during battle conditions. The Westinghouse tag on the lower body supplies info regarding inner working functions. The body is marked with stamped in # 3B7195. This rare destroyer steering station is for that retirement gift or addition to your U. S. Navy collection or museum. If you served on a destroyer (tin can submarine destroyer), here's a chance to spin your yarn re: battle conditions and tell stories about that German/Japanese sub that did not get away. Don't miss this one!

Item # 0359

SOLD

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#2077 U. S. Navy Binnacle #2

USN STANDARD BINNACLE NO. 2

The complete binnacle includes the compass chamber, the magnate chamber, the legs, the hood, the central tube for heeling magnet, magnet trays, including soft iron spheres, correction magnets, etc. The hood has a 7" glass window in front, and a 4" door in opposite side. Two oil/elec. lamps fitting in holders, one on each side of the hood, provide illumination for the compass card.

A very rare binnacle!
Item # 2077

SOLD

#1206 Fabulous "Lionel" Vintage WWII US Navy 1943 "Perlorus No 1" with Illuminated Dial

FABULOUS "LIONEL"VINTAGE WWII US NAVY 1943 "PELORUS NO 1" WITH ILLUMINATED DIAL

Gimbaled brass housing-maker: "Lionel". The WWII US Navy1943 slender 13" wide Pelorus unit stands 57" tall and is crowned by a brass dome, polished and lacquered cap. The round 14" fastening base, has 8 fixing holes. The unit weighs 89 pounds.

 Item # 1206

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binnacle 

US NAVY WWII VII BRASS BINNACLE

A spectacular authentic solid bronze and copper WW II U S Navy binnacle. Increasingly rare. This type was used frequently by both the Navy and the Merchant Marine during WW II. Like this beauty, some were fitted with a degaussing ring. Size is 56" x 35". Beautifully polished, and wonderful for display. Learn about binnacles.

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 Item # 1003

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#0705 Beautiful, Vintage "John E. Hand" US Navy WWII Brass Compass - No. 5

BEAUTIFUL, VINTAGE "JOHN E. HAND" US NAVY WWII BRASS COMPASS - NO. 5

WWII US Navy - No. 5 brass compass maker: John E. Hand & Sons.  Famous turn of the century precision instrument maker.  Used on many medium sized US Navy ships during WWII.  Comes complete with its protective brass cap (covering the glass of the compass).  The compass card is in very good condition; the fluid shows a small air bubble that does not detract from the overall appearance.

Two moveable iron spheres, a front door section that swings open, allows the compass adjustor to calibrate a true north heading.  The brass tag reads: U.S. NAVY - BUREAU OF SHIPS - NO.5 COMPASS - MARK 2 SERIAL:97
Height: 5" x 4 1/2 width  (width from iron ball to iron ball- 8 1/4")
Weight: 6 pounds , excluding the wood plinth it is resting on.
Polished and lacquered to perfection!!

Item # 0705

SOLD

 

 

#7403 US Navy Brass Vintage Rare Standard Binnacle No.2 Compass Circa 1930's 

US NAVY BRASS VINTAGE RARE STANDARD BINNACLE No.2 COMPASS CIRCA 1930'S

Marked: Maker: "Frank Morrison" Cleveland, Ohio. The 8"compass-marked: "The Ontario Hughes Owens Co Ltd. Ottowa, Canada", No. 0869.  The compass chamber is supported on three stout brass legs.  The binnacle housed the compass chamber, the magnet chamber, the central tube for the heeling magnet, the fore and aft and athwartship magnet tray and the correctors, including the 2-6" soft iron spheres, (painted red & green).

The height is 48 1/2", width is 27", weight 120 lbs.  This great compass housing hood, has a glass window in front and a smaller hinged brass one at the opposite side.  Two brass lamps with bails, 1 oil & 1 electric fitting in holders, one on each side of the hood, used to provide illumination for the compass card.

This great collectors item was previously polished and lacquered.

Do not miss this one!
 Item # 7403

SOLD

#0375 USN Engine Revolution Telegraph

USN ENGINE REVOLUTION TELEGRAPH

U. S. Navy Engine Revolution Telegraph. Rare heavy brass & aluminum body, 51" tall x 15 1/2" x 16 1/2" -- a real "Big Boy." 54 1/2" to top of handles. Heavy brass upper control body. The central brass inspection and control plate reads: "engine telegraph revolutions." In the middle are 3 vertical windows with revolution control numbers that can be changed with the knobs. Below are 2 brass bells that would ring when changes were made and understood via deck and engine room. If only it could talk, it looks like it has seen a lot of action. A fantastic find. Weight approx. 300 pounds.

Item # 0375

SOLD

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