Binnacle from US Navy Warship WW2
What we call a ‘wine glass’ shape pedestal made by The Lionel Corporation NY in 1941. Made amost entirely from gun-metal bronze as is common with US wartime fittings.
Elaborate mechanical compensating device on inside of pedestal, Yes, the original bronze keys are in there for you to play with it.
Compass by Baker Lyman and Co.
Brass makers plate reads ‘Compensating Binnacle Mark VII,
No. 955 Bureau of Navigation, US NAVY The Lionel Corporation NY 1941.
Open helmet style binnacle, where the compass is always exposed.
120cm tallest point 85cm widest 46cm deepest and 40cm dia base.
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