Bamberg Liquid Compass

Description
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.
The inscription on this compass reads "CARL BAMBERG No 34717 BERLIN-FRIEDENAU GES. GESOH." and "Carl Bamberg Berlin-Friedenau 1915 Kaiserl Marine."
Ref: F. M. Feldhaus, Carl Bamberg, Ein Rückblick auf sein Wirken und auf die Feinmechanik (Berlin-Friedenau, 1929), p. 73.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
liquid compass
compass
date made
1915
maker
Bamberg
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 5 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 13.6525 cm
overall: 5 1/2 in x 6 in; 13.97 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Berlin
ID Number
PH*337139
catalog number
337139
accession number
1979.0361
catalog number
1979.0361.02
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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