Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor
2202 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, TX 77550
409-539-5469
email: piecesofship@yahoo.com


Flotsam & Jetsam:
Individual pieces or smaller batches of stuff we find between large shipments of salvage

flotsam: floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo
jetsam: part of a ship, cargo or equipment that is thrown overboard on purpose
to lighten the weight


Scroll to the bottom for the most recent additions of items...

Items that are available will read "available" under the photo; otherwise it has been sold.
As always, feel free to call or email for pricing.

 

 

2/17: some great navigational, surveying instruments, aeronautical items, etc..


Astro-Compass MKII (aka "Sun Compass) - used at the
north/south poles where magnetic compasses
are unreliable; box appx 10x5x6" tall - available


1895 Keuffel & Esser Co. Y-level (aka Wye Level); stamped with
"Patented Oct 13 91"; all brass, Serial #2938 - box appx 13" x 5" x 8" tall
available

U.S. Army Ground Signal Corps Clinometer
ML-119-F Serial No. 22 by Molded
Insulation Co. - appx 10" tall - available
 

Astro Compass MK II; interior stamp
"Examined 1949" made WWII era:
appx 10 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" available
 
Surveyor's transit by Keuffel and Esser
Serial #3483, original box appx 10" x 8" x 14 1/2"
 available

Fluoretor (Uranium Test Kit) by Menlo;
box appx 13" x 7" x 5"
read about this instrument here
available


American manufactured DIP needle compass; front and back brass covers, 4" hanging ring, early 1800s.  available




U.S. Navy BuShips Stadimeter Mark II,
Mod. O, dated 1942 by Ajax Engineering Co.
 Chicago; box appx 12 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
available


USN Bu Ships - Telescopic Alidade, MK III 1943
Kollmorgen Optical Corporation, Serial #9353
box appx 14" x 15" x 6 1/2" - available


Keuffel & Esser Co. Surveyor's Transit
No. Y5136F, Serial 88953.
box appx 7" x 10 1/2" x 13 1/2"
available

 
Bubble type Sextant - US Navy by Bendix Aviation Corporation,
Model AN-5851-1, Serial # 6187, box appx 11" x 10 1/2" x 10"
available


 
lifeboat binnacle compass - Japanese manufacturer
pre-WWII era, phenolic case, rear view port,
side light housing - appx 13 1/2" tall including
handle - available
6/17: just in: various items off US ships, broken up here in the USA; placards are under 13" wide;
These are tiny/small pieces, perfect for over a door, cabinet or locker...
 

various salvaged keys from the USNS Flint
(US Navy ammunition ship built at Ingalls (MS),
decommissioned 1995, transferred to Military
Sealift Command) 1 plastic fob per chain
email for availability

"When siren sounds - vacate at once. 
Carbon Dioxide being released."
salvaged brass placard appx 13" x 2 3/4"

salvaged placard - appx 13" x7"
"Warning Personnel not to enter tank unless the spectacle line
blind is in a closed position and the tank has been certified "gas-free"
Father's Day gift for the man cave?
1 available

brass placards salvaged from U.S. vessels

salvaged from U.S. vessel:
"440v. Galley
Power Panel
Panel No. 1-138-3" - appx 5 1/2" x 2"
1 available

salvaged from U.S. vessel:
"No. C. 212614
Persons 70
Recert. 8- - 82
Hampton Roads
U.S.C.V. Insp. HCR" appx 6" x 3 1/4"
1 available

salvaged from U.S. vessel:
"Rect. Conn & SW 30 Amp 450 V 3 Ph.
Navy Dept. Bu of Ships
SYM 915
815-1197066 Rev E
Palmer Co., Saucus, Mass."
appx 2 3/8" x 1"
1 available

salvaged from U.S. vessel:
"Marine Safety Equipment Corp.
Farmingdale, N.J." appx 5 1/4" x 6 1/2"
2 available
9/21/17: Just in...  Small batch...

salvaged iron 32" diam 6-spoke
ship's wheel - available

salvaged brass 17" OD, 11 3/4" GD 2 dog porthole
47 lbs, *additional dog would have been for
porthole cover (cover not included) 1 available

salvaged brass 22" OD, 18" GD 3 dog porthole
46 lbs, 1 available

salvaged brass window portion only (no flange) 16" GD
27 lbs, 1 available

salvaged Port side copper running light by Perko
*red/Port side glass insert included, service date etched 16-9-76
appx 12" tall,  1 available

salvaged brass bell: 9" tall, 7 1/2" mouth
"No. 216 Namhae (South Korea)
 1 available

salvaged brass instrument by Ertel & Sohn
Munchen (Munich, Germany) - appx 5" square
1 available

salvaged binoculars: U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships (7x50)
Mark 32, dated 1943 by "Universal Camera Corp. New York, NY"
7 1/2" long, includes case
1 available

WWII Trench Art 40mm shell casing
candle holders, dated 1943
1 pair available

WWI-II Trench Art salt & pepper shakers
made from Japanese cannon primer (round)
 
salvaged brass barometer by Taylor
Rochester, N.Y. U.S.A., 5 1/4" diam face, 2 1/4" deep
Bureau of Ships, Serial #929 - dated 1940

salvaged brass ship's clock by Citizen
back plate appx 8 1/2" diam

vintage brass propeller 7 3/4" diam
1 available

vintage brass propeller 16" diam #1
1 available

vintage brass propeller 16" diam #2
1 available



16" vintage brass fire extinguisher by Pyrene
1 available



vintage tiny brass sheave block pulley (lignum vitae)
by Merriman Bros - appx 3 1/2" cheek, 6" overall

salvaged US Navy clinometer #1
appx 12" w: "US Navy Bu. Ships; Mark III
Mod. O, 1942 Virginia Plak Co Inc.
New York, N.Y." 1 available


salvaged US Navy clinometer #2
appx 12" w: "US Navy Bu. Ships; Mark III
Mod. O, 1942 Virginia Plak Co Inc.
New York, N.Y." 1 available

appx 51" tall iron anchor
w/bent fluke; lots of surface rust
1 available

salvaged brass Crozet Protractor
by W. & L.E. Gurley - Troy, NY. 
box/case appx 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 1 1/2"
1 available

salvaged porcelain EOT (face, arm and frame only; no inner
components) by Chas. Cory & Son Inc. New York
appx 17 1/2" OD face

vintage metal fishing float; Made in Spain
"Hercules" appx 5 1/2" diameter *RARE: has water in it!
1 available

salvaged USN (U.S. Navy) officer's silver soldered gravy boat
WWII era.  appx 8" l x 5" w x 5 1/2" t
Serial #01190 by International Silver Co
 (USN monogram and anchor logo on lid)
1 available




salvaged binoculars, "Made in Germany"
by "Hensoldt Wetzlar", Serial #701245,
8 1/2" long, no case: 1 available





US. Navy Bureau of Ships replacement dials (faces) for
Pelorus instrument by The Lionel Corporation,
New York, NY USA ; 2-10 1/8" dials in the box, case is appx 11" x 11" x 3"
1 case w/2 dials available

salvaged US Navy Mark II sextant; dated 1943
Bu. Navy; by David White Co. Wilwaukee, Wis.
 #6344 (no box); appx 12" widest width
1 available

Tapa cloth from Togo - appx 6' x 5 1/2'
available
   
1/10/18: Just in...  Some (two) beautiful mammoth clam shells - hard to find!

mammoth clam shell - appx 21" diameter
1 available

mammoth clam shell - appx 25 1/2" diameter
1 available