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Victorian British Royal Navy Midshipman’s Single Draw Naval Telescope With Extending Sun Shade & Sliding Eye Piece Shutter By Heath & Co Ltd, New Eltham, London ‘Makers To The Royal Navy’. Sn 13106 - 13106
Heath & Co were English London based optical instrument manufacturers. The company was founded in 1845 George Heath. In 1863, his son, George Wilson Heath, was apprenticed to the business. In 1882 the firm was reconstituted as a limited liability company and George Wilson Heath. built two factories at Crayford and New Eltham to cope with the firm's growing requirements. By 1937 the business was incorporated with Messrs. W. F. Stanley and Co Ltd and in 1937 were listed as Scientific instrument manufacturers. "Hezzanith" Instruments. Heath & Co made optical instruments for the British Royal Navy. This is an excellent Victorian Royal Navy Midshipman’s Telescope. It is made brass & bound in brown leather. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. The scope has an extendable sun shade, and eye piece with sliding shutter. The scope is 18 ¼” in length when closed and 25 ¾” extended. The draw is engraved with manufacturer detail including the New Eltham factory address and ‘Makers To The Royal Navy’ (illustrated In Image 2). The telescope has a leather lens protector cover secured to the frame by a leather strap and tab. The leather cover of the telescope has an ink monogram ‘JJH’ no doubt the name of the Midshipman who owned this telescope. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13106
£395.00

SOLD SOLD (LAY-AWAY) 11/9 WW1 1917 British No. 7 Mk II Dial Sight By Ross London. OPT 828 - OPT 828
This is an original WW1 British No.7 Mk II, optical dial sight made by Ross, London 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 excellent optics . Constructed of brass and steel it retains its original finish and is marked ‘Dial Sight No.7 Mk II Ross London’ together with ‘1917’ date and serial number 16811. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 828
£0.00

IMPRESSIVE, LARGE, WW1 Era British WD Brass & Leather Micro Adjustable Coastal Artillery Telescope By Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co Ltd London With Brass lens Cover Retailed By Charles Franks Glasgow & Original Wood Tri-Pod With Spiked End Caps. Sn 12987 - 12987
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 impressive WW1 era large British WD Brass & Leather Micro Adjustable Coastal Artillery Telescope by 'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co Ltd London recently serviced and cleaned. The optics of the telescope are excellent and clear. It has a 3” diameter lens with its original protective brass cap. When mounted in its extended position it is 46” in length. The telescope is leather bound. The leather has a retailers label ‘Charles Franks Glasgow’ (illustrated in image 2). The brass draw of the scope is crisply marked by the manufacturer ‘'Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co Ltd 63 Farringdon Road London EC 3059 No.44” (illustrated in image 2). The telescope is mounted on its original heavy wood tripod with alloy and brass mounts. The legs have alloy spiked feet and one leg has its original leather strap with buckle for fastening the legs together during transit. When extended the tripod is 50” between each foot and it holds the telescope by means of a brass bracket. The brass mount on the tripod has a ‘WD arrow’ and number ‘1643’ (illustrated in image 2). One leg of the tripod has a matching ‘Franks Glasgow’ retailer label (illustrated in image 2). The telescope rotates freely 360 degrees and is micro adjustable. The telescope including mount stands at 57" to the centre when in the open position. This is an impressive, full size, WD Coastal Artillery Telescope by a quality maker complete with tripod. Delivery of this large item within the UK will be arranged at cost. Sn 12987
£475.00

Inter War / WW2 era German Ajack Berlin 2.5x70 Sniper Telescopic Sight For Mauser K98 Rifles. OPT 825. - OPT 825
The German optics firm A. Jackenroll (Ajack) Berlin. This firm made sniper telescopic sights for the German army for use on K98 rifles. Some were issued to Waffen SS Units (these carry deaths head markings). The company also exported scopes for the Swedish Military. This is a very good original WW2 era German Ajack Sniper Telescopic Sight for Mauser K98 rifles. The sight is undamaged with original black paint. The sight is fitted with later ‘Parker Hale England’ stamped mounts. The sight is marked "Ajack Germany” on one side of the elevation adjustment knob base and ‘2.5x70’ together with serial number ‘1565’ on the other side. There are no external German military markings on the sight. This sight does not have any Swedish markings on it indicating it was not one of the scopes sold to Sweden. The optics of the sight with ‘fine cross hair’ function as they should (unable to photograph through viewing lens). Price includes UK delivery. OPT 825
£395.00

WW2 Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification Kriegsmarine Binoculars By blc Carl Zeiss, Jena & 1942 / 1944 Dated Case. Sn 12953 - 12953
These are a very good, original cased pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable armoured eyepieces. The textured finish has areas of surface wear but the metal work is undamaged. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. 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 'blc' which is which is Carl Zeiss, Jena, together with serial number (all illustrated). The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has its original sprung fastener which is date stamped ‘42’ (1942) and the body has its original single stud fastener. The case is absent its shoulder strap & the rear of the case has a contemporarily applied large riveted and stitched belt loop. The body of the case body is date stamped ‘1944’ and Waffenamt (illustrated). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12953
£575.00

Cased, WW2 British WD 3 Draw Scouts Regiments MK II No.4 (T) Equipment Sniper Spotters Signallers Telescope By BC & Co Ltd London & WD Marked Hard Leather Case With Shoulder Strap. Sn 12909 - 12909
This is an excellent British WW1/WW2 3 Draw Scout Regiments MK II Sniper Spotters Telescope. These scopes were part of the equipment issued as part of No.4 (T) Snipers equipment. It is made of leather covered brass & is nicely stamped ‘BC & Co Ltd’ (BROADHURST CLARKSON & CO. LTD, London) together with 'MK II' model detail, 'War Dept Arrow','TELE SCT REGTS MK IIs' & numbers ' OS126GA' and 'No. 17113' (all illustrated). The eye piece is marked ‘OS1616SA’. It is complete with its original leather carry case with shoulder strap and adjustment buckle. The case and shoulder strap are stamped with War Dept arrows. All optics of the telescope are excellent and function as they should. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 12909
£475.00

WW2 Nazi German Sand Camo Tropical Climate Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK) 6 X 30 Magnification Dienstglas Binoculars By 'cag' (Swarowski, Glasfabrik Tyrol Austria) With Bakelite Eye Cups & Leather Neck Strap. Sn 12873 - 12873
An original pair of WW2 Nazi German, 6 X 30 Magnification, DAK infantry Officer's Binoculars. The binoculars have a Sand/ Tan Camouflage paint for desert / Afrika Korps use. The paint finish has surface wear consistent with age and service use but there is no damage to the metalwork. These binoculars have undamaged adjustable Bakelite eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and they are fitted with original thin leather neck strap. All optics are good and function as they should. The binoculars are crisply stamped 'Dienstglass 6x 30', with serial number '80113' together with 'cag' which is the Nazi wartime manufacturer code for Swarowski Glasfabrik, Tyrol , Austria and dark green/ blue coloured triangle which indicates Tropical Climate use. It is also marked ‘H/6400’ (reticule detail). Price for these nicely marked Nazi DAK Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 12873
£295.00

WW1 British Military Telescope. Sn 2160 - 2160
A great condition 4-draw British Military Telescope, made by "Adie, Edinburgh" with its leather end caps and shoulder strap. The manufacturers details are engraved on the 2nd draw. Undated but looks WW1 period. Swivelling eye piece cover and leather covered body. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 2160
£295.00

British WD WW1 & WW2 Era No.14 TPL MK 4 Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw Off Wood Handle. OPT 823 - OPT 823
An excellent British WW1 & WW2 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope itself measures 18 ¾” overall and has a screw off 10 ½” contoured wood handle with brass ferrule. It has an adjustable graduated eyepiece with Bakelite eye cup. All optics function as they should. The frame is crisply marked 'Periscope No.14 TPL MK 4 OS 1427 GA R&JB (Beck Ltd) 9677 ' together with WD arrow. The body is fitted with original riveted leather tabs. The brass scope retains all of its original olive green paint. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 823
£395.00

1918 Micro Adjustable Davon War Department Trench Telescope. Opt 4 - Opt 4
A very unusual, perfect condition 1918 dated, War Department stamped, Strip down, 2 piece DAVON No. 2 telescope with F. Davidson & Co. patented micro adjustment dial. Perfect optics, leather covered with brass fittings with extending eyepiece and extending anti glare lens cover. Superb piece of officers trench kit and price includes UK delivery. Opt 4
£275.00
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