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

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

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

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Hele, United Kingdom
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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.

Max Width: 20.5cm (8'')
Max Depth: 20.5cm (8'')
Max Height: 14cm (5.5'')

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Our Ref: 18.6335


W20.5 x H14.0 x D20.5 cm



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Place of origin

United Kingdom


Mid 20th Century


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