John Lilley and Son
of The New Quay, North Shields. Telephone: 6. Cables: "Gillie, North Shields". Also of London.
1929 Advert as Compass and Binnacle Maker. Sounding Machines, Nautical Instruments and Chronometers. Standard and Steering Compasses, Semaphores, Liquid Compasses for Trawlers and Lifeboats, etc., Morse Lamps, Q.E.D. Pelorus**, Ships Logs, Chart Appliances, Clock Cases, Pendulums, Sounding Machines, Depth Recorders. (Scientific Section - Stand No. O.38) 
1937 Instrument manufacturers. "Gillie's" Portable Tapper for Morsing. 
- Pelorus - a kind of compass from which bearings can be taken.
Sources of Information
- Chambers English Dictionary