A full service instrument shop specializing in sales and service of marine compasses. Suppliers of genuine replacement parts for Danforth, Aquameter, Ritchie, Kelvin White, Dirigo and Star compasses


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ANTIQUE COMPASS RESTORATION

The antique compasses on this page are compasses that have recently been restored in our compass shop. Before we begin any compass restoration we carefully evaluate the compass in order to offer to the customer an array of options as to how to best proceed with the compass. In some cases we repair the compass to make it a working compass without regard to cosmetics. In other cases the customer may prefer to do a complete restoration. In that case, using the same tools and methods that were used in the manufacturing process we disassemble the compass and re-machine and re-paint the components to bring the compass back to its original condition. Each example of restoration on this page is accompanied by a desription of the type of compass it is as well as what type of restoration was performed.


Prototype Spherical Compass  Circa 1931
Prototype Spherical Compass Circa 1931

Antique English dry card  compasses
Antique English dry card compasses

Early liquid filled Ritchie compasses
Early liquid filled Ritchie compasses

9" Antique Ritchie Compasses
9" Antique Ritchie Compasses

 Antique Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White  Compass  Repair
Antique Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White Compass Repair

Wilcox Crittenden Box Compass Repair
Wilcox Crittenden Box Compass Repair

8"  Antique Ritchie "Flattop"
8" Antique Ritchie "Flattop"

Compass from the "J" boat "Endeavour"
Compass from the "J" boat "Endeavour"

Antique "Screw Bezel"  Compasses by E.S.Ritchie
Antique "Screw Bezel" Compasses by E.S.Ritchie

Antique 5" Ritchie Compasses
Antique 5" Ritchie Compasses

GETTING YOUR COMPASS REPAIRED
GETTING YOUR COMPASS REPAIRED

Antique "Reduced Card" Ritchie Compass
Antique "Reduced Card" Ritchie Compass

Custom Woodworking
Custom Woodworking

Antique 7" Ritchie Compasses
Antique 7" Ritchie Compasses

Antique 3" Ritchie Compass
Antique 3" Ritchie Compass

Antique 2" Ritchie Box Compass
Antique 2" Ritchie Box Compass

Antique 5" Ritchie Compass Repair
Antique 5" Ritchie Compass Repair

Antique Ritchie Telltale Compass Repair
Antique Ritchie Telltale Compass Repair

John Bliss 5" Compass Repair
John Bliss 5" Compass Repair

7-1/2" Ritchie Compass
7-1/2" Ritchie Compass

3 1/4" Ritchie
3 1/4" Ritchie

 Lionel Compass Repair
Lionel Compass Repair

4" Baker Compass
4" Baker Compass

John Hand Compass Repair
John Hand Compass Repair

Antique 4" Ritchie Compass Repair
Antique 4" Ritchie Compass Repair

2" Ritchie
2" Ritchie

2" Star Compass
2" Star Compass

Hutchinson Compasses
Hutchinson Compasses

Antique Ritchie Compass Cards
Antique Ritchie Compass Cards