Binnacle compass - Brass, Copper - mid 20th century

Description
Binnacle compass - Brass, Copper - mid 20th century
Australia

Beautiful copper ship's compass from Australia:
Brand name: SIRIUS.
Made by: E. ESDAILE & SONS. SYDNEY. N.S.W.

(Edward (William) Esdaille founded the company in 1891 as E Esdaile Optician at 11 Hunter Street, Sydney. He established the brand name for the firm "Sirius" and started making and selling scientific instruments. In 1920 his sons formally joined him in partnership with the company being renamed E Esdaile & Sons, scientific and nautical instrument makers, with new premises at 42 Hunter Street. During World War II, the firm played a significant role in the war effort in supplying surveying equipment, ships’ compasses and small instruments for guns. E Esdaile & Sons became a public company in July 1948 following the death of the founder, William Edward Esdaile. It became E Esdaile & Sons Pty Ltd in 1953)

Lot details
Object
Binnacle compass
Material
Brass, Copper
Manufacturer/ Brand
E. Esdaile & Sons. Sydney. N.S.W.
Estimated Period
Mid 20th century
Country of Origin
Australia
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Dimensions
21×24×27 cm
Weight
3 kg
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