My wife has an old nautical compass made by the Charles B Durkee company of New York. It was used until the 1940's but no date is on it. There is no on-line reference to the company. The compass has been in the family many years and my father-in-law used it until his death in the early 50's.
This is a strange request but we are sincerely seeking data on this family treasure and some descendent of Charles Durkee may be able and willing to assist.