You are bidding on a SUPERB example of a WW2 German Luftwaffe Höhenschreiber, (Barograph), Fl. 22862, as used in various airships and reconnaissance aircraft!
A Hohenschreiber is a height-recording instrument that is essentially a barograph, i.e., it measures change in barometric pressure that is interpreted as altitude and recorded on a rotating chart drum. It is specified for measuring altitude up to 15 km.The instrument contains a bellows for measuring change in altitude/barometric pressure and a rotating strip chart recorder drum. As pressure drops, the bellow causes a pen scribe to rise along the strip chart, marking the change in altitude. When opened, a winder and duration-selector is visible at the bottom of the recording drum. The duration-selector can be set to rotate the drum once for 2, 4, or 10 hours of duration. Once wound and case closed, the drum rotates when the lever at the rear left corner is moved from Aus to Ein, and the clicking of the mechanism begins. The drum can be removed and the chart replaced as needed.The Hohenschreiber was typically attached to the aircraft or airship using bungee cords to absorb turbulence during flight.
Made of bakelite, aluminum, and steel, this item is in VERY NICE used condition! 100% FUNCTIONAL, it still retains all the manufacture information on the side. Though it has some marks and wear, there are NO cracks, breaks, or damage! Some slight dirt, but nothing that detracts. 100% complete, but it does need some recording paper. In overall EXCELLENT used condition A VERY RARE item for any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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