Imperial Germany - barometric altimeter 1918 (Höhenschreiber)

(Deutsches Reich - Höhenschreiber 1918)

German WW1 period time barometric altimeter "Höhenschreiber" made by "Fa. Emil Scholz, Hamburg" in 1918. Maker marked and dated. Original wooden case with signs of use, however, apart from a thin stress crack, in quite nice condition.  Original glass. Including all straps. Function not proofed.

The "Höhenschreiber" was mounted on the wings of an airplane. Extremely rare piece of German WW1 period time equipment. Good condition.

19cm x 14cm x 11cm.

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Höhenmesser "Höhenschreiber" ( Barograph) der Fa. Emil Scholz, Hamburg aus dem Jahr 1918. Guter, soweit ersichtlich kompletter Zustand. Holzgehäuse mit Gebrauchsspuren aber ausser einem Spannungfsriss linksseitig keinen nennenswerten Schäden. Aufhängung oben unbeschädigt, unten Gummistränge teils ausagezogen. Mechanik verstaubt / reinigungsbedürftig, Funktion, auch des Uhrwerkes der Schreibtrommel nicht geprüft. Gerät wurde in die Seilverspannungen der Tragfächen eingehängt.

Ausgesprochen seltenes Ausrüstungstück der deutschen Fliegerei des 1. Weltkrieges in gut erhaltenem Zustand.

19cm x 14cm x 11cm.


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