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MATCHING WW1 DATES 1915 British WD Officer’s 6x Magnification Prismatic No2 MK II Field Binoculars By Ross London & 1915 WD Leather Case With Shoulder Strap. Sn 13768 - 13768
These are a nice original cased pair WW1 British WD Military 6x Magnification Field Binoculars. The binoculars measure 6 ¼” width X 4 ½” height and have a black textured finish, with adjustable bakelite eyepieces. The body of the binoculars have lanyard bars. All optics are good and function as they should. The left shoulder of the binoculars is stamped with model designation and serial number. The right with 1915 date and manufacturer detail (all illustrated). They are contained in their fitted hard body brown leather case with hinged lid and single sprung retaining strap. The case is fitted with leather shoulder strap and rear belt loops. The lid is impressed with WD arrow, 1915 date and model designation together with ‘ John & Bennett Green’ (all illustrated) . The case is undamaged with all stitching intact. Price for this nicely marked pair of WW1 binoculars & case includes UK delivery. Sn 13768

WW2 Era Transit Cased British Admiralty Issue Type A.P. No. 10080 Range Finder By Barr & Stroud Ltd Glasgow & London With Accessories. Sn 13770 - 13770
This is a nice, original, fully functioning, WW2 Era British Military Range Finder. It has all of its original controls, folding metal carry / support handlesand many of its original accessories (illustrated). It has several identification plates which bear designation and patent details (illustrated). The body of the range finder retains its original black and grey paint. The range finder is 43 ½” overall length. It is complete with its heavy duty fitted wood transit case with hinged lid, clasp fasteners and iron carry handles. The case has compartments which hold the range finder & its accessories. The case has the correct padded leather cushions to protect the instrument in transit, an empty fixed leather, buckled pocket for documents and original contents list issued by the British Admiralty (not all listed accessories are present, see images for included accessories). The case is undamaged and has a metal label marked ‘Stowage Box Bar & Stroud Rangefinder’ together with model designation. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13770

WW2 1942 New Zealand Made British WD Stand Instrument No 21 MK V Artillery & Sniper Observer’s Brass & Wood Tri-Pod For The Spotting & Sniper’s Telescope. OPT 831 - OPT 831
This is an original WW2 dated Observer’s tri-pod. These tri-pods were for the spotting & sniper’s telescope. The wood legs have metal conical spiked feet and the tri-pod retains its original green paint. One leg has 2 steel rings for carry strap (strap absent). The brass clamp mount with wingnut has a ‘WD arrow’, model designation on one side and on the other side ‘NZ (New Zealand) Made’ and ‘1942’ date (all illustrated in image 2). The tripod is 37” overall length. The stand comes with its original wood block secured by string to protect the clamp in transit. Price includes UK delivery. OPT 831

SOLD SOLD SOLD WW1 1918 R & J Beck Ltd London 3 Draw MK IV British Military Leather Bound Brass Signallers & Gun Sighter’s Telescope With Extending Sun Visor (Recently Cleaned & Serviced). Sn 13634 - 13634
An excellent WW1 British Military telescope. This 3 draw MK IV telescope was made in 1918 by R & J Beck Ltd London. The telescope is made of leather covered brass and is nicely stamped with the manufacturer's name, 1918 date, model detail ‘Tel SIG (Signaller’s) MK IV Also G.S. (Gun Sighter’s)’ and serial number (all illustrated). The eyepiece has a small sliding brass lens cover. The scope when open measures 36"(including extending sun visor). This instrument has been recently fully cleaned and serviced & all optics are excellent and function as they should. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13634

British WW1 1918 MK IX Brass Trench Periscope By R & J Beck Ltd With Screw off Wood Handle. Sn 13683 - 13683
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 which screws out to focus and all optics function as they should. The frame is stamped and dated by the manufacturer "Periscope MK IX 1918 R&J Beck Ltd No 27140". Richard Beck and his brother Joseph Beck were both London apprentices in the mid 1800's. Smith Beck & Beck was established in 1865, and became R & J Beck Ltd in 1894. The Beck brothers were highly skilled instrument makers, and soon became known as one of the leading makers of microscopes, before adding telescopes and lenses to their accomplishments. By the end of the 1880s they had more than doubled their capacity to meet the demands of the home and overseas market. Beck used the trade name Cornex, taken from their address at Corn Hill, London. The brass scope retains about 90% of it's original brown paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13683

Quality Victorian British Midshipman’s 4 Draw Wood Covered Brass Naval Telescope With Lens Cover By E&E Emanuel, Portsea. Sn 13489 - 13489
This is a quality Victorian Midshipman’s Telescope which has recently been professionally cleaned. It is made of brass cased in wood. All optics of the telescope are perfect and function as they should. The scope has a removable brass lens protector cap. The scope is 8” in length when closed and 29” extended. One draw is engraved with manufacturer detail and number ‘7570’ (illustrated In Image 2). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13489
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