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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2620M Marlborough
November 14, 2012 02:00 PMCalender

Black-painted Copper Slant-front Binnacle Compass

Auction: Discovery - 2620M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 15, 2012 10:00AM


Black-painted Copper Slant-front Binnacle Compass, by Negus, New York, late 19th/early 20th century, slant-front case with carrying handle and rectangular bevel-edge glazed viewing window, houses a wet compass in gimbals with cardinal points in block lettering, fleur-de-lis at North and maker's inscription "Ritchie, Boston, USA," with side-mounted copper oil lamp, ht. 19 1/2 in.
Estimate $125-175

Scattered paint losses, top of lantern dented, uncleaned, working condition.


Negus, copper oil lamp, United States