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Produced by Whitehead & Co of Fiume, circa 1905. Fiume was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and now is Rijeka in Croatia.
The gear was patented in 1894 by Lodovico (Ludwig) Obry from Trieste.
For comparable Whitehead gyroscopes see:
Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport.
Canadian War Museum, Ottawa.
Maritime and History Museum of Croatian Littoral, Rijeka.
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