Nautical Restoration, Refinishing, and Repairs

At Colonial Brass we have been restoring, refinishing, and polishing Marine and Nautical items. Binnacles, Telegraphs, Portholes, Bells, Props, Cleats and everything brass, bronze, and copper for almost 25 years.

Brass is used for decoration for its bright gold-like appearance; for applications where low friction is required such as locks, gears, bearings, doorknobs, ammunition casings and valves; for plumbing and electrical applications; and extensively in brass musical instruments such as horns and bells where a combination of high workability (historically with hand tools) and durability is desired. It is also used in zippers. Brass is often used in situations in which it is important that sparks not be struck, such as in fittings and tools around explosive gases.