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WW1 Era British Officer’s Private Purchase Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co 63 Farringdon Road London 3 Draw Leather Bound Brass Telescope With Sliding Sun Shade & Sliding Lens Shutter, Leather End Caps & Shoulder Strap. Sn 14983 - 14983
In 1892 Alexander Thomas Clarkson went into partnership Robert Henry Broadhurst . They made quality optical instruments. In 1915 trading as 'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co’ the business was listed at Farringdon Road London. During WW1 as part of the war effort, the company set up further telescope factories in Watford, and a lens-making facility in central London producing optical instruments for the British War Dept. This is an excellent British WW1 Officer’s Private Purchase 3 Draw Telescope similar in construction to War Dept contract Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co telescopes of WW1 . It is made of leather covered brass. It measures 31 ½” extended and 10 ¼” closed. One draw is signed ‘Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C’ (illustrated). The eye piece has a sliding shutter. The front section of the telescope has a sliding sun shade. It is complete with its original leather lens caps with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14983
£275.00

C1850 Victorian English Bottomley 11 Billiter Street London 3 Draw Brass Telescope With Rosewood Barrel, Brass Lens Cap & Sliding Eye Piece Shutter. Sn 14980 - 14980
A maker of Optical Instruments named Bottomley is recorded as working at 11 Billiter Street London C1850. This is an excellent 3 draw telescope made by Bottomley 11 Billiter Street London. It is made brass & has a Rosewood barrel. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The scope is 9 ¾” in length when closed and 30” extended. One draw is engraved with manufacturer detail ‘Bottomley 11 Billiter St London’ (illustrated In Image 2). The telescope has a removable brass lens protector cap and sliding eye piece shutter. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14980
£295.00

C1890- 1903 English Archer & Sons 73 Lord Street Liverpool 4 Draw Leather Bound Brass Telescope With Brass Lens Cap & Sliding Eye Piece Shutter. Sn 14985 - 14985
The firm of W. F. Archer was established in 1848. It is presumed that the initial business was focused on optical devices, as they were later identified in ads as manufacturing opticians. In the early 1880s, Archer & Sons became known for their high quality, oil and lime light, Optical Lanterns. They were acknowledged in the British Journal of photography in 1884 and 85 to be superior to all others. They received medals from the Liverpool International Exhibition in 1886 and Photographic Exhibition in 1888. In 1888 they were located at 43 Lord St. Liverpool, England. In the 1890s several ads appeared for cameras of their manufacture. The first being the Archer combined camera. The later ads indicate that they were located at 73 Lord St. Liverpool, England. The last reference found is a 1903 advertisement for the Automat folding hand camera. This is an excellent Archer & Sons 4 draw telescope made at their 73 Lord Street address C1890-1903. It is made brass & bound in brown leather. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The scope is 7 ½” in length when closed and 23 ¾” extended. One draw is engraved with manufacturer detail ‘Archer & Sons 73 Lord Street Liverpool’ (illustrated In Image 2). The telescope has a removable brass lens protector cap and sliding eye piece shutter. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14985
£275.00

Early 20th Century, Cased, British J. Halden & Co Manchester & London Brass 2 Draw Telescope With Period Wood Desk / Table Stand. Sn 14978 - 14978
J. Halden & Co. Ltd were producers of a range of drawing and surveying instruments and other office materials and had offices at 8 Albert Square, Manchester, London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, with their manufacturing base at Rowsley Works in Reddish, Stockport. The business was started by Joseph Halden in partnership with A.G. Thornton in 1878 as a wholesale drawing material importer and mounting paper manufacturer. However, by the 1880s, A.G. Thornton had left the business and moved to his own premises which were based on Deansgate. The company continued producing optical instruments through both World wars and into the 1960’s. The companywas finally taken over in 1969 by the Ozalid Group, which was started as part of the German company Kalle in 1928. This is a very good cased table telescope by J.Halden & Co made in the early 20th Century with original period wood Table clamp / stand. The optics of the telescope are excellent and clear. When mounted in its extended position it is 28 ¾” in length. The brass telescope has a copper sun shade and sliding protective cover on the eyepiece. The scope is crisply engraved near to the eye piece ‘J.Halden & Co Manchester & London’. The stand has a turn screw fitting which attaches securely to the edge of a table or desk. The top of the clamp has a steel wing nut and screw which can be tightened as desired to direct the telescope vertically. The top of the wood clamp fits snugly into the brass mounting bracket of the telescope. When attached to the clamp the telescope rotates freely 360 degrees. When not in use the telescope and stand fits into it’s wooden case with hinged lid fixed carry handle and hook fasteners. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14978
£275.00

Victorian British Joseph Of Liverpool 3 Draw Leather Bound Brass Telescope With Extending Sun Visor Cover. Sn 14981 - 14981
This is an excellent British Victorian Telescope with sliding sun visor. It is made of leather covered brass. The brass is signed by the maker ‘Joseph South Castle St Liverpool’. The eye piece and visor have sliding brass covers. Fully extended the telescope measures 37”. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14981
£295.00

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

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

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
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