I met Deano in Antioch and bought a few odds and ends from him. A ships wheel, two bronze 8″ bronze ports and a couple of gauges. From the ad:
- BRASS STOCKBURGER CLOCK AND BAROMETERTHE CLOCK MECH HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH A BATTERY OPERATED UNIT
- ANTIQUE SOLID BRASS 8 IN PORTHOLES
- WOOD AND BRASS BOAT WHEEL INC KEYWAY
MAKE ME A DECENT OFFER AND THEYRE YOURS! I WILL LET THIS AD RUN FOR THE DAY AND ALL ITEMS GO TOO THE HIGHEST OFFER! THESE ITEMS CAME OFF OF A 1926 CINNO BROTHERS YACHT! SO THEYRE CLOSE TO 100 YEARS OLD IF INTERESTED CALL DEANO 925-238-XXXX
I polished up the humidity meter quite a bit with some 225 general purpose sandpaper. It actually “cuts” less than 500 carborundum paper, which I followed with 1000, then Brasso . It’s too bad about the clock being converted to digital. It works and looks fine but the mechanical version had Ships Bells. I found on eBay they have an electronic movement that has a ship’s bells feature for $130. I may look at getting one of those if it fits the bezel.
In vintage new condition I see the clock and humidity gauge pair on a Canadian website for $899.
New Stockburger gauges new are about $75 or so but much smaller.