Produced by Lionel Corporation for navigation assistance.
An original World War II Pelorus No 1, Illuminated Dial, manufactured by the Lionel Corporation, New York. Serial Number L437, issued c. 1943, self-contained with removable cover, probably from a destroyer, black metal with brass. Original brass plate PELORUS ILLUMINATED DIAL MADE BY THE LIONEL CORPORATION NEW YORK N.Y. This is not a compass but measures angle between beam and fore and aft line, or the horizontal angle between an object and the ship's head. A critical device for naval gunnery.
Issued: c. 1943
Dimensions: 13"H x 10.5"W
Manufacturer: Lionel Corporation
Country of Origin: United States
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