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Cap'nJeff 04-13-2001 01:07 PM

Brass Pelican Chart Markers?
 
Hi Everyone,
I''m searching for a gift for a friend who was in the US Navy. He has described a brass (bronze?) paperweight in the shape of a pelican that was used aboard ship to hold down charts on the chart table. The beak of the pelican was used as a pointer to mark positions.

Has anyone else heard of these markers? Do you know where I might obtain one?

Thanks in advance for your help.

cody1000 06-27-2006 02:58 AM

is this one of them?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Collectable-Bras...QQcmdZViewItem

sailingdog 06-27-2006 09:14 AM

Nope, believe the brass pelicans he's talking about have their beaks pointed down, almost at desk level, to be used as a pointer on the chart. The one you've shown is looking up.


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