This authentic ludolph magnetic compass is still in working condition! W. LUDOLPH GmbH & Co. KG (Bremerhaven) is a German company manufacturing nautical and aeronautical compasses. The original company was created in 1846 by W. Ihlder. In 1867, its name changed in W. Ludolph Nautisches Institut. It was later transformed into a GmbH (Ltd. in German law) in 1908 and in an AG (? German law) in 1920. LUDOLPH was the first european company that could break the british monopoly on the field of nautical compasses. At the very beginning of the 20th c., it added aeronautical compasses to its portfolio and was in 1906 the first German company to build compasses for the Zeppelin. (source)
The markings on the compass are as follows:
The box containing the magnetic compass measures 14″ in length and width. The box is only 8″ tall. The total weight of this item is 37 pounds.
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