Binnacle

Object Number: 
Z.975
Date: 
1850-1925
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
overall: 56 x 35 x 21 in.
Description: 
Ship's binnacle; conical brass housing with two oval doors that open to reveal compass; mounted on cylindrical wooden column with two spherical iron weights, two attached lanterns with cylindrical brass covers (to illuminate compass), maker's plaque and a circular brass and glass level to gauge list of ship; opposite side is a cylindrical brass map case; all on wooden platform.
Gallery Label: 
A binnacle houses a ship's compass and a lamp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group