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Nautical instruments

Hand Bearing Compass for Seamen, Fisherman and Pleasuretrip – Vion, Paris, early 20th century

Liquid compass in brass binnacle with handle and battery lightning. In wooden case of mahoney.
Made by E. Vion, 38 Rue de Turenne, Paris after 1922.
On top of the compass an adjustable prism with back-side. The inside of the bowl is painted white with dread and lubber’s line.

Catalog: NM.1-03
Date: 1920-1940
HWL case: 32x16x15 cm (12,6×6,3×5,9”)
HD compass: 25×11 cm (9,8×4,3”)
Signed: MINISTÈRE DE LA SANTE PUBLIQUE, E. VION PARIS
Origin: France
Condition: good, mirror weather-beaten

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