Unique and Rare Zeppelin Compass
This finely crafted compass is a unique item, and has not been seen before here at eMedals. Weighing 208 grams, and carefully manufactured by CARL BAMBERG FRIEDENAU, this compass was designed for handheld use in zeppelins. It features a steel shell, with a stem and loop suspension. Numbered "No 8502" on the face plate, it comes with two gradated scales, each running around its circumference: Its blue needle is stamped with an "N" (Norden) at on one end and sits upon a brass centre piece embedded in the core. The reverse is marked with an "M.", with an Imperial crown above and is numbered "226" below. The glass is free of contact marks. It comes in a black hardshelled case, pebble finished, with an embossed crown, "M" and "226" on the lid, noted by the fact that the "6" has been stamped over an established "5". It has a green velvet-lined recessed medal bed, complemented by a nice design on the latch and is hinged. Although it requires a service, both compass and case are in extremely fine condition. A rare item.