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Original, WW1 British Royal Flying Corps RFC / RNAS Pilot / Observer Brass Cased Creagh-Osborne Wrist Compass By Hughes & Son London With Original Leather Wrist Strap. Sn 14399 - 14399
Captain Frank Osborne Creagh-Osborne, Royal Navy, (1867/1943) was Superintendent of Compasses with the British Admiralty and inventor. His various inventions were built by H. Hughes & Son Ltd, Dent & Co, Johnson Ltd, Sperry Gyroscopes Co. & other British Companies. This is a rare example of the Creagh-Osborne Wrist Compass made by H. Hughes & Son London. The blackened brass body is 2 ¾” diameter and 1” deep. It has the correct tilting face with white highlighted numbers and directional letters and white painted metal pointer. The glazed face is undamaged and it has the correct hinged magnifying viewer. The rim of the case is crisply marked ‘Creagh-Osborne Compass’ & ‘H. Hughes & Son London’. The compass is fitted with its original leather wrist strap with buckle. The compass functions as it should. The price for this original scarce RFC piece includes UK delivery. Sn 14399
£475.00

SOLD SOLD SOLD British WW1 1918 Brass Mk IX Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. Sn 14012 - 14012
An excellent British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23 ¼” overall and has a screw off 9 ¼” contoured wood handle with brass ferrule. It has an adjustable brass eyepiece and all optics function as they should. The frame is stamped and dated by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd 1918'. It is also stamped with number '240022' and model designation ‘Periscope Mk IX’. The brass scope retains its original olive green paint. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14012
£0.00

RARE, WW2 Nazi German 80 Degree 10 X 80 Magnification Day & Night Kriegsmarine Coastal Defence Artillery Flak Binoculars By eug (Optische Prazisions Werke Warschau) With ‘Rapid Acquisition’ Auxillary Sight By blc (Carl Zeiss Jenna), With Tripod Sn 13094 - 13094
These are an original WW2 Nazi German 10 X 80 magnification day & night Kriegsmarine Coastal Defence Artillery Flak binoculars (see pages 85-87 of Eyes Of The Wehrmacht by Rohan). The heavy brass binoculars have a stippled dark grey finish with adjustable Bakelite eyepieces. All optics are fully functional and have recently been serviced. The casing is crisply marked with Nazi Kriegsmarine Eagle with swastika, magnification detail, numbers and bears the Nazi German War time manufacturer's ‘eug’ which is Optische Prazisions Werke Warschau ‘(all illustrated). It has its original integral turntable and cradle and correct original ‘rapid acquisition’ auxillary sight marked by the manufacturer Carl Zeiss Jenna with their Nazi code ‘blc’. It has the correct levers for horizontal and vertical movement and electrical cable with plug. The binoculars are fitted to a metal and wood tripod which has adjustable legs secured by chains. The tripod stands 44” tall. The binoculars are fitted to the tripod by a sturdy screw thread bolt and wing nut The price for this excellent rare set of Kriegsmarine binoculars with tripod includes UK delivery. Sn 13094
£3,750.00

Cased, Victorian Era British Dollond London 3 Draw 'Signalling' No 11414 Brass Telescope With Interchangable Eye Piece Lens and Hard Leather Case. Sn 13893 - 13893
For a time in the eighteenth and nineteenth century the word 'Dollond' was almost a generic term for telescope rather like 'Hoover; is to vacuum cleaner. Genuine Dollond telescopes were considered to be amongst the best. Peter Dollond (1731-1820) was the business brain behind the company which he founded in Vine Street, Spitalfields in 1750. In 1752 he entered into a business partnership with his father John (1706-1761) and the shop was relocated to a position under the sign of the Golden Spectacles and Sea Quadrant in Exeter Exchange, off The Strand. Dollond & Co merged with Aitchison & Co in 1927 to form Dollond & Aitchison, the well-known high street chain of opticians. They no longer manufacture but are exclusively a retail operation. This is an excellent 3 Draw telescope by Dollond, London in the form popular in the Victorian era. It is made of mahogany covered brass and is nicely stamped ‘Signalling Dollond London No 11414’ near to the eye piece. The telescope measures 32 1/2” fully extended and 10 ¼” closed. The eye piece that is fitted is marked "High" and the replacement is marked "Low". The eye pieces just unscrew to change. It is complete with its original leather carry case with shoulder strap and hard leather case for the interchangeable eyepiece. This telescope has recently been cleaned and serviced. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13893
£345.00

WW1 1916 – 1918 Imperial German Army NCO’s 6 X 39 Magnification Fernglas Model 08 Field Binoculars By Voigtlander Braunschweig & Leather Case Impressed Berlin. Sn 13905 - 13905
These are an excellent original cased pair of WW1 German Army, 6 X 39 Magnification, Field Binoculars. These binoculars were developed in response to a 1916 German Government contract for issue to Non Commissioned Officers and were produced until the end of the Great War in 1918 (see page 20 of ‘Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land Sea & Air Service’ by Seeger where a similar cased example to ours is illustrated). The Binoculars have the correct blue /grey finish with adjustable eyepieces. The cast body of the binoculars have lanyard bars. The adjustment dial is crisply marked with manufacturer and model detail together with number ‘No.186’ (illustrated). The hinge has matching number ‘59186’. All optics are excellent and function as they should. The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy brown leather hard case with hinged lid rear belt loops and hanging bar for shoulder strap. The lid is secured by leather tabs on the left and right sides of the case which attach to metal suds on the lid. The case has a small impressed stamp ‘Berlin’ and the inside of the lid has its original paper instructions label with printed German text (all illustrated). Price for this excellent set of nicely marked German NCO’s WW1 Military Binoculars, includes UK delivery. Sn 13905
£345.00

CAPTURED, WW2, Nazi German Armoured, U-Boat Turret, 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50 Binoculars By Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc) In The Original Wooden Container In Which They Were Found When The U-Boat Was Broken Down For Salvage In Belfast At The End Of WW2. Sn 13151 - 13151
In early 1943 the Nazi German Command, introduced the 'U-Bootglas' 7x 50, Armoured, U-Boat Turret, Binoculars (see pages 377/8 of Military Binoculars & Telescopes By Seeger). These Binoculars are a fine original example which were recovered, in their original wooden container, from a captured U-Boat at the end of WW2 while the U-Boat was being broken down for salvage at Belfast at the end of WW2. The Binocular's armoured body has its original correct light green finish and have cast lanyard bars. The lenses are protected by heavy duty rubber shrouds with hinged rubber lens covers. The right shoulder under the rubber shroud is crisply stamped by the lense manufacturer’s Nazi German Wartime code 'blc' which is Carl Zeiss, Jena, together with 7x50 (magnification) & Number '54499'. These binoculars were originally issued without carry cases and in transportation crates of 10 for use by U-Boat crews. This pair of binoculars were recovered from the U-Boat in the accompanying open top wooden box. The inside and top edges of the box is lined with leather secured by nails. The edges of the leather have some service wear consistent with age and use. The wood is undamaged and the back aspect has 2 drilled holes for mounting, no doubt for convenient access in the turret area. All optics are excellent. Price for this piece of U-Boat history includes UK delivery. Sn 13151
£1,475.00

Cased, Victorian Era British Dollond London 4 Draw Mahogany & Brass Telescope With Removable Brass Lens Protector Cap & Hard Leather Case. Sn 13704 - 13704
For a time in the eighteenth and nineteenth century the word 'Dollond' was almost a generic term for telescope rather like 'Hoover; is to vacuum cleaner. Genuine Dollond telescopes were considered to be amongst the best. Peter Dollond (1731-1820) was the business brain behind the company which he founded in Vine Street, Spitalfields in 1750. In 1752 he entered into a business partnership with his father John (1706-1761) and the shop was relocated to a position under the sign of the Golden Spectacles and Sea Quadrant in Exeter Exchange, off The Strand. Dollond & Co merged with Aitchison & Co in 1927 to form Dollond & Aitchison, the well-known high street chain of opticians. They no longer manufacture but are exclusively a retail operation. This is an excellent 4 Draw Telescope. By Dollond London in the form popular in the Victorian era. It is made of mahogany covered brass & is nicely stamped ‘Dollond London’ near to the eye piece. The telescope measures 42 ¼” fully extended and 11 ¼” closed. The eye piece has a sliding shutter cover and the telescope has a removable brass lens protector cap. It is complete with its original leather carry case with buckle and loops for attachment of shoulder strap. This telescope has recently been cleaned and serviced. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13704
£275.00

MATCHING MANUFACTURER, WW1 & WW2 Era U.S. Army Signal Corps 6 x Magnification 30mm Aperture Prism Stereo Field Binoculars & Leather Case With Integral Compass By Bausch & Lomb Rochester New York USA (Inventor’s Of Ray Ban Brand Sunglasses) . Sn 13769 - 13769
Bausch & Lomb of Rochester NY USA began making Binoculars for the American Army & Navy C1912 (see page 57 of the book Military Binoculars & Telescopes For Land, Air & Sea Service by Seeger). The company developed their famous Ray-Ban brand of sunglasses for pilots in 1936. The company is still in existence today. These are a nice original cased pair WW1 & WW2 U.S. Army Signal Corps Field Binoculars by Bausch & Lomb. The blackened brass and alloy binoculars measure 6 ¼” width X 4 ½” height and have a brown textured finish to the body, with adjustable bakelite eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with original brown leather neck strap. All optics are good and function as they should. The shoulders of the binoculars are stamped with manufacturer and magnification roundels (illustrated). The front of the frame has ‘U.S. Army Signal Corps’, ‘6E/360’ & serial number ‘EE280212’ (all illustrated). They are contained in their fitted hard body brown leather case with hinged lid and single sprung retaining strap. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap and rear belt loop. The lid is impressed with number ‘6E/ 361’. The inside of the lid has the Bausch & Lomb manufacturer roundel. The exterior of the lid has its original factory applied fully functioning compass with Bakelite rim. The compass has Bausch & Lomb manufacturer detail on its face (illustrated). The case is undamaged with all stitching intact. Price for this nicely marked pair of U.S. Signal Corps binoculars & case with integral compass includes UK delivery. Sn 13769
£295.00

MATCHING WW1 DATES 1915 British WD Officer’s 6x Magnification Prismatic No2 MK II Field Binoculars By Ross London & 1915 WD Leather Case With Shoulder Strap. Sn 13768 - 13768
These are a nice original cased pair WW1 British WD Military 6x Magnification Field Binoculars. The binoculars measure 6 ¼” width X 4 ½” height and have a black textured finish, with adjustable bakelite eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars. All optics are good and function as they should. The left shoulder of the binoculars is stamped with model designation and serial number. The right with 1915 date and manufacturer detail (all illustrated). They are contained in their fitted hard body brown leather case with hinged lid and single sprung retaining strap. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap and rear belt loops. The lid is impressed with WD arrow, 1915 date and model designation together with ‘ John & Bennett Green’ (all illustrated) . The case is undamaged with all stitching intact. Price for this nicely marked pair of WW1 binoculars & case includes UK delivery. Sn 13768
£245.00

WW2 1942 New Zealand Made British WD Stand Instrument No 21 MK V Artillery & Sniper Observer’s Brass & Wood Tri-Pod For The Spotting & Sniper’s Telescope. OPT 831 - OPT 831
This is an original WW2 dated Observer’s tri-pod. These tri-pods were for the spotting & sniper’s telescope. The wood legs have metal conical spiked feet and the tri-pod retains its original green paint. One leg has 2 steel rings for carry strap (strap absent). The brass clamp mount with wingnut has a ‘WD arrow’, model designation on one side and on the other side ‘NZ (New Zealand) Made’ and ‘1942’ date (all illustrated in image 2). The tripod is 37” overall length. The stand comes with its original wood block secured by string to protect the clamp in transit. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 831
£295.00
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