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One of our store's most extensive collections is made up of vintage compasses and binnacles.  A few have been left in their "as found" salty condition but most have been refurbished and polished.  From old 2-inch box compasses which make great gifts, to full-sized floor stand binnacles, you can always get your bearings at Cuttysark.

Call (206) 262-1265 or email us a with specific inquiries.




Co5 Salty Old WWII Navy Copper Lifeboat Compass
Price: $650
Description: Binnacle is 8 1/2" tall by 9" wide. 4" card compass reads: "1942 Mark I 4" Boat Compass The Lionel Corp. NY U.S. N. Bureau of Ships"

Co7  Very Rare Old Copper Lifeboat Compass from the mid 1800's Housing an Atlas Compass Made on Vashion Island, WA
Price: $1295
Description: 18 inches tall x 12 inches wide including compensation balls.  Compass has a 4 1/2" card.


Co8 US Navy Bureau of Ships 1942  Mark 2 Lionel Corp. NY Compass
Price: $450
Description: Compass card is 7 inches, box is 10 inches in diameter including the gimble x 4 1/2 inches high





Co9  Great DIRIGO Box Compass
Description: 8 x 8 x 4 1/2 inch box, the compass face is 4 inches, with lid

Co10 "Dead Beat CB Patent Fleet Type Compass", Made in England for the Ontario Hughes Owen Co., Ottawa Canada.  Kelvin Bottomely & Baird Ltd Glasgow Card
Price: $575
Description: Compass is No 10828, has some fogging on the glass, compass card is 6 1/2 inches, 13 inches in diameter including gimble, compass is 9 3/4 inches in diameter and 5 inches high

Co11  Wonderful Old Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White Co., Boston, Compass With Matching Card
Price: $895
Description: Compass Card is 9". Compass is 11 inches in diameter x 5 1/4 inches high




Co12 Beautiful Old Ritchie Box Compass.  Compass is from 1934, box is newer.

Price: $795
Description: Compass Card:7 inches, box with lid is 11 1/2 inches x 11 1/2 inches x 9 inches

Co14  Old 5" Card A.Leitz Company,San Francisco Box Compass
Price: $345
Description: Compass Card is 5". Box is 9 inches x 9 inches x 5 inches, no lid

Co19 Beautiful John E. Hand & Sons Brass Skylight Binnacle
Description: Beautiful brass binnacle, fully restored.  Name plate on the front of the binnacle (middle photo on right), stamp on the side of the top (lower right photo) , and matching compass (photo on top right).  Compass has a 5 inch card and is rose brass, overall diameter of the compass is 6 inches.   The base of the binnacle is 5 inches tall x 10 inches in diameter, the overall height with the skylight top on as shown is 13 3/4 inches.



Co20 WWII 1941 U.S. Navy Ship's Brass Binnacle made for the US Bureau of Ships, Elkhart, Indiana.   Housing an 8" Card Compass, Mark I, made by Lionel Corp. Compass N.Y. 1941 U.S.N. Bureau of Ships.
Description: Brass Binnacle is 13 1/2" tall by 13" in diameter.  The compass is 10" tall in the bottom binnacle not including the hood, and 13" in diameter.


Co23 Beautifully Restored WWII Era U.S. N. Bureau of Ship's Beautiful Brass and Mahogany Painted Black Ship's Binnacle. Made by Kelvin White Co. Boston/New York. 

Front of the Binnacle shows the maker's plaque and inclinometer.

Description: 49 " tall by 37" wide including the compensations balls by 18 inches in depth including the chart tube in the back.  Compass has an 8" card.


Co15 Saura Made Compass in Box

Price: $325
Description: Compass card is 6 inches, box is 9 inches x 10 1/4 inches high, compass is elevated, no lid





Co34  1950's Ship's Compass in a Box
Price: $495
Description: 12 x 8 1/2 inch box, the compass face is 9 3/4 inches
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Co36  Very Nice Old RC Murray & Co. Glasgow, Scotland Binnacle, brass

Description: 10 1/2 x 10 inches

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