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Marine Pelorus no. 7 - Click for the bigger picture

Marine Pelorus no. 7

Manufactured by the well known maker Heath & Co. London. This fine example is set in gimbals and mounted in a hardwood deck box. This features brass fastening hooks and the removable lid is further secured by a leather strap; the side of the box is stencilled Heath's Pelorus No. 7. The inside of the lid carries the maker's original instructions for use. The instrument is in totally original condition with folding sighting vanes and filters. These instruments were used to take the magnetic bearings of objects obscured from the standard compass. This example is not dated, but likely to be from the early part of the 20th century. Case measurements 7.5" x 7.5" x 6" (19cm x 19cm x 16cm)