A very rare, fine quality WW1 German aircraft altimeter by Emil Scholz, Hamburg.
Circa - 1917.
The instrument is in excellent untouched original condition, having the earlier
type silvered dial with clear 'prancing horse' makers' mark.
A particularly large altimeter with adjustable brass outer bezel - to enable height
variations to be monitored. There is also a separate adjustment 'wheel'
to set the instrument for airfield / take off altitude. There is some light
damage to the wheel. The outer casing retains three solid fixing eyes,
the altimeter was originally suspended by cables - within sight of the pilot.
The casing retains much of its original military satin green paint.
In working condition, responding well to barometric pressure variations,
but not fully tested.
Work / factory no - 2301
5" / 12.7 cm Dial.
A highly collectable WW1 German aircraft instrument.