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

Wilcox Crittenden Box Compass Repair


Wilcox Crittenden Compass RepairWilcox Crittenden Compass RepairWilcox Crittenden made small box compasses and "dory" compasses for many years. This dory compass was restored in our shop. The dial had been replaced with a Star Compass Co. dial at some time.

Wilcox Crittenden Compass RepairWilcox Crittenden Compass RepairThis compass after being carefully restored in our shop is an excellent example of a Wilcox Crittenden compass. These were oil filled box compasses that were very popular in small boats from the 1920's until the 1950's when spherical compasses started to become more popular.

Wilcox Crittenden Compass RepairsWilcox Crittenden Compass Repairs
Wilcox Crittenden Wilcox Crittenden
2" Wilcox Crittenden Compass Repair2" Wilcox Crittenden Compass Repair
3" Wilcox Crittenden Dory Compass3" Wilcox Crittenden Dory CompassThis is a great example of an early to mid 1900's dory compass. Manufactured by Wilcox Crittenden originally of Middletown Connecticut these compasses were the standard in small "Dory" compasses. Formed in 1869 the Wilcox Crittenden company enjoyed a reputation for high quality marine products. Their fittings and compasses were found on almost every ship launched on the East Coast for over 100 years.

This 3" dial Compass was restored to its original working condition. It is mounted in its original mahogany box.

GETTING YOUR COMPASS REPAIREDGETTING YOUR COMPASS REPAIREDViking Compass Repair Service specializes in marine compass repair. We repair compasses manufactured from the early 1800's to present day marine compasses.

We are an authorized warranty repair station for most compass manufacturers, including but not limited to E.S.Ritchie, Danforth, Rule, C. Plath. We also repair compasses by: Aquameter, Star Compass Co, Marine Compass Co., Dirigo, Wilfrid O. White and Sons, Kelvin White, Wilcox Crittendon, John Bliss, Baker Lyman, Lionel

In January 2010 Viking Instruments purchased the entire inventory of Danforth and Aquameter compass parts as well as the tooling necessary to continue manufacturing replacement compass parts. Viking Instruments is the exclusive manufacture and distributer of Danforth and Aquameter compass parts and service.

If you are interested in getting an estimate to repair your compass. Pack it up carefully and ship it to;

Viking Instruments, Inc.

182 Summer St #158

Kingston MA 02364

Please be sure to include your name, address and phone number with the compass. We will contact you via telephone or email within 2-3 working days from receipt of your compass.

Most current production compasses can be repaired and be ready for return shipment less than two weeks of the date of customer approval.

If you wish to speak to someone in our shop concerning your compass you may call 781-585-2100 Monday- Thursday From 9:30-4:30 E.S.T.