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Danforth-Rule New Style 5" Constellation Parts 1986-Present

The 5" Constellation compass was updated to this version in the mid 1980's. The clear dome measures 5-3/8" in diameter. The dome is different from the original Constellation in that there is a groove in the bottom of the dome to accept the oring.This compass requires approximately 45 ounces of compass oil to fill. Click on the diagram to enlarge it. The key numbers in the diagram are the first number in the order number.


5" Compass Oil Pack5" Compass Oil PackOne Quart and One pint of Ritchie Compass Oil. Enough Oil to fill the 5" Globemaster or the Danforth 5" Constellation

5G-0000Regular price: $39.00Sale price: $35.00
5" Dial Assembly, Old StyleThis will not fit the newest version of the 5" Constellation, some changes would have to be made to the pan assembly

Click to enlargePivot w/ retainer "A"Used in Old Style 5",6",7",8" Constellations

Click to enlargeJewel W/PostThe original style jewel post is a straight post only and is inserted into a threaded bushing, that style is no longer available. It was replaced with this version that is a one piece jewel post with bushing.

Click to enlarge5" Magnet and Frame assembly
Click to enlargeRetainer-B
Click to enlargeBrass Washer
Click to enlarge8-Forward bent yellow lubbers line
Tall Lubbers Line A12317
Click to enlargeShort Lubbers Line
Click to enlargeLubbers Line Pan Assembly
Click to enlarge5" Gimbal Ring with Pins
Click to enlargeBrass nut
Pan and Ring Assembly, Balanced (without dial) 14-A14470$156.00
Click to enlarge5" Top RingThere are several different size top rings for the 5" Constellation, please contact us with your needs

Click to enlarge5" New Style Clear DomeThe outer edge of the flange measures 5-3/8" in diameter. There is a groove on the underside of the flange for the oring.

Click to enlarge5" New Style Oring
Click to enlarge5" dial assembly, New StyleThis is the newest dial configuration, it comes with a kit to retrofit it to old style Constellations.

Adapter Weight 27-A14443
Star Washer 28-A14520
Brass Nut 29-160-4
Click to enlargeFiller Plug gasketThis filler plug gasket is used on 6 of the Constellation compasses. 4"(Key#29), 5" old style(Key#27), 5" New Style(Key#30), 6"(Key#27), 7"(Key#27), and the 8" Constellation

Click to enlargeNew Style Filler Plug Screw (Stainless)
Click to enlarge5" New Style Bowl
Click to enlarge5" New Style Diaphram, Expansion
Click to enlargeExpansion Retaining Ring
5" Danforth Low Level Lights5" Danforth Low Level LightsIntroduced in the late 1970's, the low level light made it easier for the helmsman to see the forward lubbers line, especially if the compass was mounted much lower than the helmsmans line of sight. The old style lght was manufactured until 1990. Revision A was Manufactured until 2010, the New Style Light kit was introduced in 2015 Click on the diagram to identify parts that you need. The key number is the first number in the order number.

Click to enlargeTie down Screw4-40 X 1-7/16" flat head

Click to enlarge5" New Style Clear DomeThe outer edge of the flange measures 5-3/8" in diameter. There is a groove on the underside of the flange for the oring.