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
This compass was recovered from the wreck of the "Caribe Sea" a 261 ft freighter sunk by a German U-Boat off of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. The compass came to us missing most of the internal parts. We restored it using parts from compasses of a similar era.
The serial number indicates that it was manufactured and sold to the Upson Walton Co. of Cleveland Ohio on July 7 1919.