A U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships Brass 6 3/4 Binnacle by the Lionel Corporation, New York. Circa 1942
The domed cap opening with two ball finials and doors to a wet compass with a fleur-de-lis north point, the dial framed by a brass circular frame marked, “U.S. Navy Bu. Ships Mark 2 786 1942 The Lionel Corporation N.Y.” on a cylindrical base with an attached plate marked, “U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships 6 3/4 binnacle serial 2310 Contract No N 1715-58602 C.G. Conn Ltd Elkhard, Indiana.” H: 13″ D: 12″ Provenance: Collection of the late Captain Harrison Smith, Galveston, Texas.