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Compass and binnacle

ACO0158
Compasses

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Collection Compasses
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID ACO0158
Description Binnacle contains compass ACO0157 A projector compass and binnacle for use in the lower conning tower of battleships and cruisers. Binnacle: Wood with an elongated brass upper part. Diameter of base 14.0" (35.6 cm), Diameter of top 12.0" (30.5 cm). Fitted with heavy sphere brackets with 10.0" (25.4 cm) dia spheres, two wooden doors, with locks, give access to for-and-aft and athwartship corrector magnet racks and two buckets containing vertical corrector magnets. A projecting prism is mounted on the upper part of the binnacle. Hood is fitted with an oval glazed aperture with lid and shutters, a circular aperture at top with brass cover, and a lamp bracket with oil lamp on one side. There are two sliding doors in the upper part of the binnacle. O.A. Height 55.0" (139.7 cm)
Date made 1909

Artist/Maker Kelvin Bottomley & Baird Ltd
Place made Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Admiralty Compass Observatory
Materials glass
Measurements Overall: 1390 mm x 820 mm x 490 mm x 124 kg
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