Shopping cart (0)
PATENTED SHIP’S COMPASS BY KELVIN
SKU: 6



PATENTED SHIP’S COMPASS BY KELVIN CA. 1900

Fascinating liquid compass in brass casing complete with compensating spheres.  
The compass chart comes with an enlarging prism.  
The compass has several patents:  
Commander Louis W.P. Chetwynds nr.25965   
Chetwynd & Kelvin & J.White nr.18509  
Ministry of Defense nr.184 & 185  
Pretty and unimpaired instrument with a warm patina.  
Signed Kelvin Bottomley & Baird-Glasgow.  
Heigth 30 cm. (12 inches)  
Width 32 cm. (12,5 inches)   
Captain Chetwynd was an important member of the British Admiralty at the start of the 20th century.  
In total he patented six different compass systems in the 1906 – 1912 period.

NOT LONGER AVAILABLE

Contact

If you have any questions the quickest way to reach us is to send an email to info@gjaltkemp-scheepsantiek.nl or call us on +31(0)630778049.

We are located in Heemskerk, The Netherlands where you can visit our showroom.

We deliver worldwide.