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Cased, Victorian British 4 Draw Gentleman’s Leather Bound Lacquered Brass Telescope Inscribed ‘Arthur Cartwright 1873 ‘ & ‘G.G.P Heywood 1894’ With Extending Sun Visor Cover. Sn 14982 - 14982
This is an excellent British Victorian Telescope with sliding sun visor. It is made of leather covered black lacquered brass. The brass is inscribed ‘Arthur Cartwright 1873 ‘ & ‘G.G.P Heywood 1894’. A paper label acquired with this piece reads ‘Inscribed Arthur Cartwright 1873 & G. Heywood 1894. Heywood lived at Tickwool Hall Shropshire & Gave these items to Andrew Palmer in early 20th C (Heath Gardeners son)’. The label accompanies the instrument and is worthy of further research. The eye piece has a small brass, sliding aperture cover. Fully extended the telescope measures 31 ¼”. It is complete with its original leather carry case with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14982
£275.00

SOLD SOLD (10/06) Cased, WW1 / WW2 British WD 3 Draw Scouts Regiments MK II’s Sniper Spotters 3 Draw Telescope With Extending Sun Visor Cover By HBM Co. Sn 14986 - 14986
This is an excellent British WW1/WW2 3 Draw Scout Regiments MK II Sniper Spotters Telescope with sliding sun visor. It is made of leather covered brass & is nicely stamped 'HBM Co' together with 'War Dept Arrow', 'TELE SCT REGTS MK IIs' & numbers ' OS126GA' and 'REGD No. 5485' (all illustrated). The eye piece has a small brass rimmed tinted glass, sliding aperture shade/ cover. The eye piece is marked ‘OS 161 SA’. Fully extended the telescope measures 31”. It is complete with its original leather carry case with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14986
£0.00

MASSIVE, MATCHING NUMBERS, Transit Cased, WW2 / Cold War Era British WD Ross London Patent G.367, 10 x 70 Naval Deck Binocular / Gun Sight With Accessories. Sn 14429 - 14429
A massive British WD Naval Deck Binocular / gunsight. These sights were used by the British Royal Navy during WW2 & into the Cold War. All optics dials, filter levers and shutters of our example are fully functioning. Made of aluminium and brass our example has its original tropical green stippled paint and rubber eye piece. The sight and case have all of their original manufacturer, patent and WD markings including matching serial numbers (all illustrated). The binocular measures 16” x 9 ½” x 8”. Its original matching number hardwood fitted transit case has a hinged lid with WD, manufacturer and patent detail (illustrated). The Case has its original lock and key, single brass carry handle, hook fasteners and contains its original spanner and allen key adjustment tools together with an original silica gel tin marked by the manufacturer and with patent detail (illustrated). The transit case measures 18 ½” x 12 ¼” x 11”. The Binocular in its case weighs 17.39 Kilos. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14429
£750.00

WW2 1943 British ME Co (Mills Equipment Co) Panoramic Power 3 Field Optical Machine Gun Sight. Sn 15020 - 15020
This is an original WW2 dated panoramic optical machine gun sight. It is fully functioning with calibrated adjustment dial. Constructed of brass and steel it retains its original finish and has manufacturer detail, 1943 date and optics information (all illustrated). The sight has its original rubber eye piece which is removable and has service wear. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15020
£275.00

Transit Cased British WW1 1917 Vickers Ltd / W. Ottway & Co Ltd Ealing (London) No.17 Artillery Gun Or Mortar Optical Sight. Sn 15021 - 15021
This WW1 black painted brass instrument is for artillery guns and mortars. It is in excellent condition and in its original fitted wood transit case. The instrument which measures 5½” overall length is fully functional and has crisp manufacturer marks, designation and serial number (all illustrated). It has a removable brass eye protector cap. The instrument retains its original black paint finish. Its original wood transit case has a hinged lid and clasp fastener. Internally the case has contoured fixed wooden blocks which fit the instrument snugly. The price for this cased WW1 artillery / mortar Instrument includes UK delivery. Sn 15021
£195.00

WW1 1917 British No. 7 Mk II Dial Sight R & J Beck Ltd London Mounted On Later Wood Plinth. Sn 15022 - 15022
This is an original WW1 British No.7 Mk II, optical dial sight. These sights were used on 13 pdr and 18 pdr Field guns for both indirect periscope sighting and for direct line of sight. It is fully functioning with calibrated adjustment dial and turning handle. Constructed of brass and steel it retains its original finish and is marked ‘Dial Sight No.7 Mk II R & J Beck’ together with ‘1917’ date and serial number 19188. The sight is mounted for display on a later removable wood plinth. The sight including plinth measures 10 1/2" height. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15022
£245.00

SOLD SOLD (05/05) British WW1 1917 Brass MK VIII Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. Sn 15089 - 15089
An excellent original British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23” overall with handle attached and has a screw off 9” contoured wood handle with brass ferrule. It has an adjustable brass eyepiece and all optics function as they should. The frame is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd’ and dated ‘1917'. It also has serial number '0242' and model designation ‘MK VIII’. The brass scope retains its original olive green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15089
£295.00

WW2 1943 Dated British WD Director’s No.7 MK II** Brass Artillery Battery & Machine Gun Emplacements Aimer’s Sight By WW With Original 1944 Wood & Brass Extendable MK 2 Tripod By P.B & S Ltd. Sn 14812 - 14812
These instruments were used during WW2 to direct the fire of Artillery Batteries & Machine Gun emplacements. Our example is WD and date marked as per the images together with model designation and manufacturer mark ‘WW’ which is also illustrated in the images. The optics function as they should. The brass casing of the sight is clean and undamaged and it retains its original rubber eye cup and graduated dials. Its original tripod has brass fittings, extendable legs adjusted by brass brackets on each leg. Each leg has a spiked brass ‘foot’. A brass plate on one leg is stamped with manufacturer, model and date detail (illustrated). The legs have a riveted webbing retaining strap with buckle which secures the legs together for transit. The sight is secured to the tripod by a brass screw bolt with wing nut. Un-extended with sight attached, the piece measures 45” height. Extended for use it measures 78” height. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14812
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (22/06) WW2 Era, Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars By Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar (beh) With Leather Uniform Connector Tab & Leather Neck Strap. Sn 14840 - 14840
These are an excellent original pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars fitted with an original leather neck strap and leather uniform connector tab with eyelet for buttoning to the uniform of the user. All optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is crisply marked '7 x 50 'Magnification) and bears the Nazi German War time manufacturer's code 'beh' which is Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, highlighted in original white paint (illustrated). the shoulder is also numbered 387477 and (T) together with ‘KF’ . The other shoulder is numbered 33678 above ‘N’ and has the crisp Kriegsmarine Eagle with Swastika above ‘M’ (Marine) mark. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14840
£0.00

Inter War 1924 Dated & WW2 British WD Director’s No.7 MK II Artillery Battery & Machine Gun Emplacements Aimer’s Sight By Cooke Troughton & Simm With 1937 Dated No.6 & 7 MK II Stand/ Mount By Kershaw & Son With WD WW2 1940 MK 1 Case By Forbes. - 14459
These instruments were used in the inter World War years and WW2 to direct the fire of Artillery Batteries & Machine Gun emplacements. This variant would be mounted to a flat surface such as a table top and used to calculate range & direction of fire. Our example is cased, WD, manufacturer and date marked as per the images. The optics would benefit from a clean. The brass casing of the sight and stand retain their original green paint and graduated dials. The leather fitted case is clean and intact. The lid is stamped with manufacturer detail and Director’s MK 1 designation together with 1940 date and WD arrow as per the images . The inside of the case has its original paper instruction and components label (illustrated). The case is fitted with its original leather shoulder strap. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14459
£395.00
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