Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

eMedals-An Rare Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) Compass by Carl Bamberg Friedenau

Item: M0102-6

An Rare Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) Compass by Carl Bamberg Friedenau

Hammer Price:

Bid History

251
5

Time Remaining:

Buyer's Premium  

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty percent (20%) of the Hammer Price

An Rare Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine) Compass by Carl Bamberg Friedenau

Polished steel casing, face plate maker marked "CARL BAMBERG FRIEDENAU" and numbered "No 4900", directional needle in steel blue and mounted to a central brass base, the needle marked "N" (North) at one end, gradated inner ring marked with the directions in German (Norden, Süd, Osten, West, with intermediate directional points), the outer ring marked in 360 degrees, glass face, reverse marked with the Imperial crown, an "M" and numbered "103", stem in a ball finial projecting from the top and housing a plunger release, that when lifted up, releases the directional needle and when pushed down, secures the directional needle in place, a ring for suspension fed through the ball finial, measuring 69 mm in diameter x 16 mm in depth, extremely fine. In its hardshelled case of issue, velvet lined, recessed bed to house the compass, 97 mm x 97 mm x 32 mm, missing its catch, scuffed exterior, case fine.

Footnote: Carl Bamberg (1847-1892) served an apprenticeship with Carl Zeiss at Jena and studied at the Universities of Jena and Berlin before establishing a "Werkstätten für Präzisions-Mechanik und Optik" in Friedenau, a suburb of Berlin, in 1871. After Bamberg's death, the firm was managed by his widow, and then by his son. Bamberg merged with the Centralwerkstatte Dessau in 1921, forming a new company known as Askania Werke. (C:102)

Back To Top