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US NAVY NAVIGATOR’S BRASS PROTRACTOR – MARKED “USN”:  A standard navigation instrument, this solid brass protractor was made in England, identified by the maker’s stamp “M MEYERS & SON, LTD”, and is additionally identified as having been in the inventory of the US Navy with the stamp “USN”.  Used in conjunction with navigation charts and other navigation instruments for plotting a ship’s course, the protractor was used to measure angles on the various plots.   

Measuring 3 ¾” long and 1 ¾” high at the center of the arc, this protractor is in excellent condition with all the degree increments legible and distinct.  The maker’s mark and the “USN” stampings are likewise complete and legible.  All of the edges are crisp, there are no bends or creases to the brass, and the metal has a nice even patina.   

This is very unique piece of US Navy history, and is a very attractive collectable for the naval and instrument collectors alike.  (0314) $100 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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