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    Whats this then?

    Dragged it off a wreck today. Looks like a compass binnacle to me. Was attached to wood structure.
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    Re: Whats this then?

    Quote Originally Posted by divetheworld  View Original Post
    Dragged it off a wreck today. Looks like a compass binnacle to me. Was attached to wood structure.
    Any guesses?
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    Re: Whats this then?

    Quote Originally Posted by divetheworld  View Original Post
    Dragged it off a wreck today. Looks like a compass binnacle to me. Was attached to wood structure.
    Any guesses?
    Looks like it could be a light fitting that would hang from a ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian "YODA" Matthewman  View Original Post

    Looks like it could be a light fitting that would hang from a ceiling?
    Welcome to the Board Master Yoda!

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    One of the most capable TX CCR divers I know. Brian is a crash test dummy, underwater salvage expert and generally the guy who gets me out of the sh1t underwater when we're testing prototype equipment.

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    Re: Whats this then?

    looks like a binnacle to me with those ball things that correct for magnetic interference. nice find anyway.
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    Re: Whats this then?

    The balls in the corners have holes in them as though a small railing went around the base. Notice that the holes are set at 90 degree angles to each other on each ball. This is most noticable in the one on the back right corner of the image. If this was a binnacle base it would have had to been firmly attached to the ship to keep it aligned with the keel. This looks like it was sitting on something and was a disply base for something sitting on top of it.

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    Re: Whats this then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian "YODA" Matthewman  View Original Post

    Looks like it could be a light fitting that would hang from a ceiling?
    Hi brian, we have never met yet but i here about you lot so much...welcome the the mad house, and im sure we will meet some time soon.
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    Re: Whats this then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nemo1957  View Original Post
    The balls in the corners have holes in them as though a small railing went around the base. Notice that the holes are set at 90 degree angles to each other on each ball. This is most noticable in the one on the back right corner of the image. If this was a binnacle base it would have had to been firmly attached to the ship to keep it aligned with the keel. This looks like it was sitting on something and was a disply base for something sitting on top of it.
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    Re: Whats this then?

    It might help to know what era the wreck was from. 19th century I would guess lamp base.
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    Re: Whats this then?

    Quote Originally Posted by divetheworld  View Original Post
    Dragged it off a wreck today. Looks like a compass binnacle to me. Was attached to wood structure.
    Any guesses?
    Dived the wreck which the unknown item came from again today, I found a Virol bottle food reserve and this type of bottle was only made between 1890 and 1920. My guess First world war casualty. The wreck is called the phospherous wreck "not actual name" due to large amounts of the stuff on the wreck. The wreck is rather large, poss Cargo ship. Cheers Yoda!

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