A fine WW1 period French aircraft altimeter by Jules Richard, Paris.
Circa - 1916.
Serial number - 19042.
A notable Parisian maker known for fine barometers and scientific instruments (1848 - 1930)
The altimeter is in good original condition having a silvered dial with quality engraving, the
outer nickel case having some minor scratches - the beveled glass also has light scratches
and a small flaw at 'five o' clock'.
Complete with red velvet lined leather case and four fixing rings to allow cockpit fixture.
Correctly marked "Aviation Militaire" confirming its use with the French Military Air Service