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**SOLD**SOLD**29/8**WW2 Nazi German, Winter/ Russian Front (Blue Cross) Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, German Infantry Officer's Binoculars By 'beh' ( Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar) With WW2 1942 Case. Sn 10400:6 - 10400:6
An original pair of WW2 Nazi German, Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, Infantry Officer's Binoculars & Nazi marked case. The binoculars have a black textured finish which indicates early WW2 manufacture (1944 and 1945 models were usually manufactured with a grey or smooth finish, see page 117 of Military Binoculars by Rohan). The 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 right shoulder of the binoculars are crisply stamped 'Dienstglas 10x 50' and with serial number '419889'. It is also stamped with the code 'beh' which is the Nazi wartime code for 'beh' which is Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar together with a blue ‘+’ which indicates that the lenses were treated to withstand temperatures down to -40° for cold climate use such as Winter or use on the Russian front. They are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has its original sprung, armoured strap and the body has its original single stud fastener. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap. The body of the case near to the rim is waffenamt ‘WaA14’ and dated 1942 together with 3 letters which are unreadable, no doubt a Nazi manufacturer mark. Price for this excellent set of nicely marked Nazi Binoculars in its Nazi marked WW2 dated case, includes UK delivery. Sn 10400:6
£0.00

WW2 Nazi German Army Officer's Kalte Fett Winter/ Russian Front Dienstglas (Service Glass) 6 X 30 Magnification Binoculars By 'eug' (Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Occupied Poland) & Steel Case. Sn 10400:5 - 10400:5
These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German Army Officer's, 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. These types of binoculars were also issued to Army Scouts (see page 89 of A Guide To Hand Held Military Binoculars by Rohan). The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and are fitted with original leather neck strap. It’s Bakelite adjustable eye pieces are undamaged and all optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked Dienstglas 6 x 30, 60704 & H/6400 (refers to reticle scale graduated in mils). The other ‘KF’ ( Kalte Fett indicating Cold Weather Lubrication for Russian Front Winter use) & ‘eug’ manufacturer (eug is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Optische Praezisionswerke GmbH, Warsaw, Occupied Poland ). The Binoculars are contained in their original fitted sturdy black painted metal case with hinged lid metal clasp fastener and hanging rings. The case is fitted with 2 leather belt straps to the rear. One of the straps is Waffenamt ‘WaA100’. The inside of the lid is padded to protect the binoculars. The inside of the bottom of the case is stamped with a small circular cartouche containing ‘OFT2’ . Price for this excellent set of nicely marked cased WW2 Era Nazi Military Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 10400:5
£475.00

British WW1 1918 MK IX Brass Trench Periscope By R&J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. OPT 815 - OPT 815
An excellent British WW1 Brass Trench Periscope. The scope measures 23" overall 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 faintly stamped and dated by the manufacturer 'R&J Beck Ltd MK IX Periscope 1918'. It is also stamped with number '23798'. The brass scope retains some of it's original brown paint. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 815
£325.00

BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA, MATCHING NUMBERS, Cased, WW2 1940 British Anti Aircraft (A.A.) / Close Range Attack, Verifying Camera By Houghton Butcher Manufacturing Co E17 (London) With Type II 10 1/2" Lens, Serial Number 738 & Accessories. Sn 10782 - 10782
Little is known about these cameras. During WW2 Anti Aircraft personnel would have used these portable still cameras to verify/ identify types of enemy aircraft and confirm hits on targets. RAF aircrews would have used them to verify strikes during close range attacks. This is a superb, rare complete example with accessories. The camera comprises a steel cased camera fitted with a Type II 10 1/2" lens with hinged lense protector and cable wired steel pistol grip with wood scales and adjustment arms with Bakelite ball ends. The case of the camera has it's model and type detail together with serial number '738' (illustrated) all highlighted in original white paint. The camera and accessories retain all of their original grey paint covering. Accessories include, adjustment tools, spare spring, spare film holder and spare reflector lense. The camera is complete with it's original wood transit case with hinged lid, clasp fasteners and rope carry handle. The interior of the case has compartments for the camera and it's accessories. The interior of the lid has it's original stamped steel instruction plate. The bottom of the plate has the manufacturer detail and '1940' date as can be seen in image 2 (The Battle Of Britain was fought between Summer & Autumn of 1940). There is also an old contemporary auction label 'S&H Lot 156'. The exterior of the case has reinforced riveted steel corner protectors and it retains most of it's original green/grey paint. The exterior lid of the case is stencilled with original markings 'AA Verifying Camera' and with matching serial number '738'. We have not tested this camera but it is undamaged and appears fully functional. Price for this piece of early WW2 dated history worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10782
£450.00

Cased, WW1 Era British Officer's Military Marching Compass By Francis Barker & Son, London With WW1 Era Brown Leather Case marked 'WBD'. Sn 10635. - 10635
Francis Barker & Son were British manufacturer's of WW1 marching compasses favoured by British Officers. This is a an excellent fully functioning WW1 British Officer's Military Compass By Barker & Son. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly in tact. The lid plate is stamped with a small Barker and Son London Trademark. It is complete with brown leather case with flap cover and stud fastener. The case has impressed initials 'W.B.D' highlighted in gold leaf. Price for this nice WW1 cased piece of equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 10635
£225.00

Early WW2 Nazi German, Cold Climate (Blue Dot) Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, German Infantry Officer's Binoculars By 'blc' Carl Zeiss Jena With Nazi Marked Case. Sn 10400:4 - 10400:4
An original pair of WW2 Nazi German, Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, Infantry Officer's Binoculars & Nazi marked case. The binoculars have a black textured finish which indicates early WW2 manufacture ( 1944 and 1945 models were usually manufactured with a grey or smooth finish, see page 117 of Military Binoculars by Rohan). The binoculars have 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 right shoulder of the binoculars are crisply stamped 'Dienstglas 10x 50' and with serial number '2185627'. It is also stamped with the code 'blc' which is the Nazi wartime code for Carl Zeiss Jena together with a blue dot which indicates that when manufactured they were greased for cold climate use. They are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has it's original sprung, armoured strap and the body has it's original single stud fastener. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap. The body of the case near to the rim is waffenamt. Price for this excellent set of nicely marked Nazi Binoculars in it's Nazi marked case, includes UK delivery. Sn 10400:4
£895.00

Boxed, British Royal Navy Admiralty Submariner's/ U-Boat Hunter, Chrome Plated, Pattern 6, Sonar Stop Watch By Waltham Watch Company USA. Sn 10156 - 10156
These British Royal Navy Admiralty Submariner's/ U-Boat Hunter, time pieces are a six second stop watch with the face graduated in hundreds of yards up to 5000 yards. The sonar operator would measure the time interval between the 'ping' fired through the water from the target/ ship and the 'ping' when it bounced off the submarine and back to the ship, the distance would be read with the stopwatch. (Although there were a lot of variables such as the temperature and salinity or the water). This is an excellent original WW2 Pattern No.6 Admiralty Special 6 second stop watch made for Admiralty use by Waltham USA'. It has it's original undamaged chrome case which has all of it's original finish and cream coloured face with brass second hand. The face is gradiated up to 5,000 yards and timing markings within up to 6 seconds. The dial face has a lovely patina and has the inscription 'Admiralty Pattern No 6' together with American yardage manufacturer mark 'Waltham USA'. The rear of the case is crisply marked 'Patt.6' with WD Arrow and number 'U7459'. It has the correct original knurled button and lanyard ring. The watch which is fully functioning is contained in a small cloth pouch and it's original cardboard box with removable lid and original Waltham Watch Company' paper label. Price for this superb WW2 Admiralty time piece includes UK delivery. Sn 10156
£345.00

WW2 Nazi German, Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification, German Infantry Officer's Binoculars By 'beh' Wetzlar With Leather Neck Strap & 1940 Dated Uniform Tab By Bullman Linden. Opt 811 - Opt 811
These are an excellent original pair of WW2 Nazi German, Dienstglas (Service Glass), 10 X 50 Magnification Infantry Officer's Binoculars. The binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars and they are fitted with original thin leather neck strap with tab for uniform attachment. The tab is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Bullman Linden' & dated '1940'. All optics are good and function as they should. The right shoulder of the binoculars is crisply stamped 'Dienstglas 10x 50' and with serial number '286565'. The left with Nazi German War time manufacturer's code 'beh' which is Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar together with letters 'KF' above 'O' (all illustrated). Price includes UK delivery. Opt 811
£350.00

WW2 1943 RAF, Air Ministry 6X Magnification Binoculars By Watson Baker Co & Air Ministry Fitted Case By Wray London. Sn 9288 - 9288
A nice pair of 1943 dated Royal Air Force , Air Ministry issue x6 Magnification Binoculars. The binoculars have excellent optics, textured black body and lanyard bars. The shoulders of the binoculars are marked 'Watson Baker Co Ltd, x6, 1943' & '6E/297 9274' together with Air ministry 'Crown AM' mark. They are contained in their original brown leather fitted case with hinged lid which has a single retaining strap and buckle & adjustable shoulder strap. The top of the lid is crisply stamped by the manufacturer Wray. London' together with Air Ministry mark 'Crown AM' and '6E/293'. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 9288.
£165.00

WW2 1942 RAF, Air Ministry No.2 MK II 6X Magnification Binoculars & Air Ministry Fitted Case By Wray London. OPT 808 - OPT 808 / 9288
A nice pair of 1942 dated Royal Air Force , Air Ministry issue x6 Magnification Binoculars. The binoculars have excellent optics, textured black body and lanyard bars. The shoulders of the binoculars are marked 'Bino Prism No.2 MK II x6 No. 106667' & Graticules 1/2o Apart And 1/4o 1/2o And 1o High' together with OS IO 8-MA', '1942' (date) & Kershaw manufacturer's oval cartouche. The body of the binoculars have 2 War Dept arrow stamps. They are contained in their original brown leather fitted case with hinged lid which has a single retaining strap and buckle & adjustable shoulder strap. The top of the lid is crisply stamped by the manufacturer Wray. London' together with Air Ministry mark 'Crown AM' and '6E/296'. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 808
£165.00
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