Rare 19th Century Singers Patent Brass Gimble Ships Compass CYO/750


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Rare 19th Century Singers Patent Brass Gimble Ships Compass in Original Mahogany Binnacle with Brass Fittings. Lyre Trade Mark London Complete with original Binnacle Light with burner. Singer's Patent This is the design as registered by Samuel Berry Singer in his patent that was filed on 11th June 1861. It can be seen that the original design did not include the Lyre design or the words Singers Patent seen in all early examples of the Singers Patent card. These design features were obvious as early as November 1861 in an article from The Illustrated London News where both the Lyre and the words Singers Patent are included. Latter examples, such as those during WWI only included the Lyre, presumably because the patent had expired and manufacturers were copying the design. There are sales references in the Negretti & Zambra catalogue of 1864 to the compass design which includes a testimonial from Dr David Livingston, the explorer. Overall height 14" Width 8.5"/11.5" Depth 8.25" Compass diameter 4.5" Great original piece in unrestored condition. light marks and dents comensurate with age.


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