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Danforth  Hybrid New Style 5" Constellation 1980-1986

This is the first version of the "New" style Constellation. It incorporated the dome, oring and dial from the Old Style 5" Constellation but it used a new bakelite bowl, and hemisherical diaphram. It was manufactured like this from approximately 1980 until 1986. Around 1986 the dome and oring were modified.


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

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 enlarge5" Old Style Card ( 5 degree)
Click to enlarge2 degree 5" Old Style dial
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
Lubbers Line, straight white A12316$1.25
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 enlargeTop Bezel RingThere are several different sizes of top rings used on the 5" Constellations, please contact us with your needs

Click to enlarge5" Old Style Constellation DomeThe diameter of the dome measures 5-3/16" at the base. The dome sits on the top lip of the bowl and the oring goes around the outside of the dome.

Click to enlarge5" dial assembly, New StyleThis is the newest dial configuration.

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 enlargeHybrid "smooth " bowl
Click to enlargeHybrid 5" Oring
Click to enlarge5" New Style Diaphram, Expansion
Click to enlargeExpansion Retaining Ring
Click to enlargeTie down Screw4-40 X 1-7/16" flat head

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.