£1,200.00 (inc. VAT)

A stunning ships binnacle , salvaged from a Japanese merchant ship

The barrel body was once painted in marine industry painted work , now stripped and polished , it has revealed a striking feature piece ready to adorn a home or retail space

The compass and clinometer both show the makers name of Nunotani Seiki KK , Osaka Japan

Aluminium body and brass compass cover

A binnacle is a waist-high case or stand on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman, in which navigational instruments are placed for easy and quick reference as well as to protect the delicate instruments. Its traditional purpose was to hold the ship’s magnetic compass, mounted in gimbals to keep it level while the ship pitched and rolled

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