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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

WW2 U Boat Turret Binoculars 7 X 50 Armoured Kriegsmarine / U Boat Binoculars, Carl Zeiss, Jena (blc) Superb Optics. Sn 10705 - 10705
These are an excellent original pair of Nazi German, 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine / U Boat Turret Binoculars. The Binoculars have a black textured finish, with adjustable eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars with original leather neck strap attached. All optics are good 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 Carl Zeiss, Jena together with serial number (all illustrated). The binoculars are complete with their Bakelite eye piece cover embossed ' Benutzer'. As is common with these binoculars the rubber cord that attaches Benutzer cover to the body of the binoculars has perished but this could easily be replaced. Price for this excellent set of Kriegsmarine / U Boat Binoculars includes UK delivery. Sn 10705
1,495.00

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

WW2 Nazi German Army Cold Climate 6 X 30 Magnification Binoculars By 'ddx' Voigtlaender Sohn AG, Braunschweig & Steel Case with Nazi Marked Leather Strap. OPT 814 - OPT 814
These are an excellent original cased pair of Nazi German Army, 6 X 30 Magnification, Binoculars. 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. All optics are excellent and function as they should. One shoulder of the binoculars is marked Dienstglas 6 x 30, 238765 with a ddx manufacturer mark and blue triangle. (A blue triangle meant that they were constructed for cold climate, White for temperate climates and Green for hot climates. ddx is the Nazi German War time manufacturer code for Voigtlaender u. Sohn AG, Braunschweig). The Binoculars are contained in their 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 which is waffenamt. The inside of the lid is padded to protect the binoculars. The inside of the bottom of the case is stamped 'ehe' (unknown manufacturer code) and '9951' together with small inspection mark. Price for this excellent set of nicely marked cased Cold Climate WW2 Era Military Binoculars, includes UK delivery. OPT 814
475.00

WW2, Nazi German 7 X 50 Magnification, Kriegsmarine Binoculars By 'beh' Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, With Matching 'beh' 1942 Dated Kriegsmarine Marked Leather Case. OPT 813 - OPT 813
These are an excellent original cased 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 and it is fitted with an 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 'beh' which is Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, highlighted in original white paint, together with serial number (all illustrated). The other shoulder has an Eagle 'M' mark highlighted in white. The Binoculars are contained in their fitted sturdy black leather case with hinged lid. The lid of the case has it's original sprung fastener and the body has it's original single stud fastener. The top of the lid is impressed with the Nazi Kriegsmarine Eagle 'M' with swastika and the rim of the body is impressed with the matching manufacturer code 'beh' and '1942' date. The case is fitted with original leather shoulder strap. Price for this excellent set of nicely marked Kriegsmarine Binoculars in it's matching case, includes UK delivery. OPT 813
975.00
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