Binnacle from a Compañía Trasmediterránea ship

Binnacle Compañía Trasmediterránea ship

Binnacle, unknown, early 20th century

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Núm. d’inventari: 10119 (plus 10123, plus 15732)

Nom d’objecte: binnacle

Data de l’objecte: early 20th century.

Autor: unknown

Tècnica i material: wood, metal, glass.

Navigational instruments

A binnacle is a case holding a nautical compass and two metal balls (the one to port painted green and the one to starboard painted red) that compensate for the magnetism of the ship. The case also has a light that makes the compass visible at night and contains a small cabinet where the ship’s log is kept.

This model, by an unknown manufacturer, holds a compass bowl with a dry compass (inventory nº 10123) and has a bubble inclinometer wrapped around the outside (inventory nº 15732).