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Original Binnacle Compass w/ Oil Lamp C. Plath Hamburg Germany
Item location: Boulder Creek, California, United States
Technical specifications, photos and description:
This is for an old style ship's binnacle. It looks brass but there is bit of wear showing through to silver metal. magnet doesn't stick to it, but it's not truly brass or copper either. The gimball and compass say it's made by C. Plath Hamburg, Germany. This could have been built as late as the 1960's. The light on the side does have moveable wick, but it's not really usable as there's no way to add oil. Otherwise it's in pretty decent shape and works great.
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