About Tony Bridle
Tony Bridle - nautical antiques restorer
Brixham, Devon, England
Tony undertakes the restoration of a vast range of items. Brass and copper polishing is the mainstay of the business, with internal or external lacquering if required, which gives the items a longer polished finish.
Restoring: service hand-held World War 2 MK111 PG150 prismatic compasses : sextants : binnacles : navigation lamps : telescopes : the list is endless !

Tony Bridle can also restore and polish many household items.



Antique restoration has always been a specialist business. There has been the tendency to concentrate on one area, eg. Furniture, Clocks and Watches, Barometers etc. With the market in the antiques seen as an investment there has always been the call for the cleaning and restoration of these items.

Nautical items and marine instruments are not only collectables, but are decorative and are used in Restaurants and Public Houses and even in places with leisure attractions. With the increase in demand, in this country and in Europe for Nautical items and Marine instruments the demand for the restoration has also increased.

'Tony Bridle, Nautical Antiques Restorer', undertakes the restoration of a vast range of items, and has gained the backing of various traders with guaranteed work within the Antiques and Secondhand Markets.

Brass and Copper polishing is the mainstay of the business.Internal or external lacquering if required gives the items a longer polished finish.
Items restored vary from sextants to binnacles, navigation lamps and ships fittings to telescopes.
The list is endless.
I have also been asked to polish and restore a variety of household items such as copper pots and pans and even copper tea urns.
I also buy and sell Sextants and will try and find wanted items either polished or in an original state.