18th Century Tell-tale Compass – Gattey, New York

18th Century Tell-tale Compass – Gattey, New York

Stock Number: NM. 2-19

E 1050,=

Well preserved dry card and gimbaled brass tell-tale compass.

Description

Well preserved dry card and gimbaled brass tell-tale compass. The inside of the binnacle is painted dirty white with lubber’s line. On the handmade rose 32 points and the name of the maker. North with beautiful fleur de lis. A graduation has been applied along the edge. Made by Henry Gattey, instrumentmaker from 1797 to 1827 at Water Street and North Water Street in New York.

 

Date: 1797-1827

HD: 9×18 cm   (3,5×7 in)

Signed: Gattey, N. York

Origin: USA

Condition: in good and working condition, wear consistent with age and use, no repairs

 

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NL ARCHIPEL - International Maritime Galery

Archipel – International Maritime Galery in the Netherlands, sets itself to maritime objects of before 1900. The managing director worked as officer with the mercantile marine and the Royal Navy. As curator he was connected to one of the university museums in the Netherlands. As seaman and curator he has a lot of knowledge of naval history.

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