A unique collection of replicas of antique navigation instruments and other useful collectibles.
Beautiful solid brass Time Zone Calculator. Just turn the center dial to point to a major city in your local time zone to your current local time. You can then determine the time in every time zone or major city in that time zone
Folding Chess Set for Travelers, handmade and carved from real wood with complete set of chessmen. It is 5 inches long and will fit into a coat pocket. The chessman have feet that fit into holes in the chessboard so that you can even play while on a train or bus.
The Ship's Telegraph used to be the main communication link between the ships Bridge andd the Engine Room. The beautiful brass Telegraph is two-sided it has detents to hold the handles at each station. This type of telegraph was dedicated to a single engine, as both handles move together in tandem.
The boatswain's whistle (pronounced bosun's whistle) is a small whistle 5 inch long, that was used aboard old sailing ships since the 15th century, usually to gain the attention of the crew, also to welcome aboard visitors. Historically the boatswain's call was used to pass commands to the crew when the voice could not be heard over the sounds of the sea.
'Nataraja' or 'Lord of the Dance' is the depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer. He performs his divine dance within a circle of flames to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to begin the process of creation.
These fine Solid Brass hand crafted 8" Round Chart Dividers are probably the finest reproductions of the traditional nautical chart dividers, and make ideal gifts for those who love the sea, or just like collecting interesting nautical items.This type of dividers are still in use today to help navigate ships across the Seas and Oceans of the world.
The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. Amongst the oldest astrolabes is shown here it was used by islamic astronomers. Measures 7 inches top to bottom with a diameter of 4 inches and having 4 engraved discs.
This Diver's Helmet is beautifully detailed, the famous U.S. Navy Mark V Helmet designed by George Stillson in 1915. The Mark V was unique in its time for the hinged, rather than screw-in face plate. The Mark V Diving Helmet became the standard U.S. Navy Diving equipment.