Early WW1 French Aircraft Altimeter

Product Code: Bourgeois Altimeter
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A rare early WW1 period French aircraft altimeter by Bourgeois & Chevallier, Paris.

Circa - 1915.

A particularly large instrument, the outer leather case measuring 5" (13 cm) across.
In excellent original condition - the plated case is in perfect order with a fine
silvered dial.
The outer tan stitched leather case is also in good condition, having four metal
fixing rings to suspend the instrument within a cockpit.

Bourgeois & Chevallier were known for producing barometers and optical
instruments. The company survives in Paris to this day as an optician.

A fine quality early aviation instrument.