ROYAL BRITISH NAVAL HELM
ITEM # NREBH-1
"AN EXCEPTIONAL ROYAL NAVAL BINNACLE HELM"
A beautiful & 100% original
, turn of the 20th century,
"ROYAL NAVAL HELM"
Binnacle Stand Compass & Helm Combination.
A TRUE MUSEUM QUALITY ITEM!!!
Made of very hefty bronze, brass, & rich red mahogany.
The unit is quite huge, standing 63 1/2" tall x 26" deep x 52" wide
The unit is complete with its findlers tube, oil burner, fully functional compass,
front & rear access doors with keys & functional locks , skylight, navigators balls, inclinometer,
& bronze mounting adjustable feet.
The gorgeous mahogany wheel has
pinned brass accents, a folding quick turn handle, outer mahogany
wheel rim, cast iron hub, & brass cap.
The wheel is 52" in diameter & has a weight on its own of 62 pounds.
The total weight of this unit is a colossal 318 pounds!!!
"ROYAL NAVAL BADGE"
ALSO KNOWN AS THE "ADMIRALTY BADGE"
ADOPTED IN THE 1600'S AS AN OFFICIAL NAVAL INSIGNA FOR WOODEN
"MAN O' WAR SHIPS"
APPEARS BOTH ON THE INCLOMETER & COMPASS CARD FACE
THIS BADGE ALSO APPEARED ON NAVAL DINNERWARE
Other specifications are as follows
Navigator Balls: 5" diameter x 5" high
Center Hub: 8" diameter x 3" deep plus 2" brass hub cap
Binnacle width from NB to NB: 29"
Total Depth from hub to findler's tube: 26"
Inclinometer" 4 1/2" diameter x 1 1/4" deep
Binnacle height w/o wheel: 52"
THE UNIT'S BRONZE FEET HAVE BEEN MOUNTED WITH THREE
DOLLY WHEELS FOR EASY OCCASIONAL MOVING AT ITS
FINAL RESTING PLACE
THIS IS TRULY A VERY RARE, MUSEUM
HELM IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR ITS AGE.
PRICE UPON REQUEST
SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION REQUIRED
"THE WIRELESS STATION"
Orders, Questions, Comments??