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Pelorus Instrument

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Pelorus Instrument

Pelorus Instrument

NOT FOR SALE

Place of Origin England

Date of Manufacture Circa 1940

Dimensions H 14.0cm  |  5.5in
W 21.0cm  |  8.3in
D 21.0cm  |  8.3in

A WWII era mahogany cased maritime Pelorus instrument.

A pelorus is a reference tool for maintaining bearing of a vessel at sea. It is a "dumb compass" without a directive element, suitably mounted and provided with vanes to permit observation of relative bearings.

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