Vintage Ships Bearing Plate, English, Maritime, Compass, Navigation, Ornament

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Material Mahogany
Room Living Room
Period 20th Century
Item type All
Width (cm) 20.50
Depth (cm) 20.50
Height (cm) 14.00
Dimensions H 14 cm x W 20.5 cm x D 20.5 cm
Product Code ‌KCLF547

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This is a vintage ship's bearing plate. An English, mahogany and enamelled maritime navigation aid, or desk ornament, dating to the mid-20th century, circa 1950. Wonderful example of vintage maritime aids Displays a desirable aged patina Presented within a two-piece mahogany box with iron swivel clasps Lid marked with stencil type; Patt. 42 Bearing Plate No 56 Enamelled gimbal allows for readings on rough seas by maintaining its level Rotating outer course dial encompassing the 10cm (4") main compass face Folding Azimuth plate with sighting line for accurate readings Pair of sun-shades with two levels of UV protection fold out from sight Brass compass face in good order with quality black markings Compass features cardinal and intercardinal directions, north marked with fleur-de-lys motif Smaller measurements signify 90 degrees between each cardinal Maker's mark for Heath & Co Ltd. New Eltham, London, S.E.9. This is a vintage ship's bearing plate, with copious interest for the maritime collector or for ornamental display. Delivered polished and ready for the home. Dimensions: Max width 20.5cm (8'') Max depth 20.5cm (8'') Max height 14cm (5.5'') We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with all of our antiques

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