2nd WW German UBoat 7X50 Naval Binoculars, By Carl Zeiss [blc], With Excellent Optics.

2nd WW German UBoat 7X50 Naval Binoculars, By Carl Zeiss [blc], With Excellent Optics.

Stock Number: 20171124

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Offered for Sale, is this excellent Pair of UBoat Binoculars, as exclusively carried in the German UBoat fleet of the 2nd WW.  These were manufactured from 1941 - 1945.  The majority, as is this example, were made by Carl Zeiss, but a few were also made by Emil Busch [ cxn].   The Third model was made from 1943 - 1945, and identified by the partial  rubber armour, and the presence of tilting rubber eye caps, to a larger eye lens.. Complete with it's attached Benutzercap. In O/a excellent condition, with very good and clear Optics.

Circa

C1944

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Scientific, Other Maritime Antiques, Binoculars

Description

Offered for Sale, is this excellent Pair of UBoat Binoculars, as exclusively carried in the German UBoat fleet of the 2nd WW.  These were manufactured from 1941 – 1945.  The majority, as is this example, were made by Carl Zeiss, but a few were also made by Emil Busch [ cxn].   The Third model was made from 1943 – 1945, and identified by the partial  rubber armour, and the presence of tilting rubber eye caps, to a larger eye lens. These binoculars were made with a waterproof cast metal housing. Porro 1 In order to ensure complete waterproof capabilities, the eye lenses were fixed focus, preferably to the eye of the user. The only way this could be adjusted, was to use a special screwdriver, for internal focus alteration.. It is painted with a special, smooth, light green paint, and this example retains a high % of unblemished paint. It is probable that this pair was refinished to bring it to the very high standard it now has. Stamped to the RHS shoulder, is “7×50/54783/blc”.  Dessicant Cartridges are incorporated within the housing.  The optics are excellent and clear. The objective diameter …1.97 inches [50mm]., and lenses are coated. Complete with a neck sling. [ probably a replacement].  The Okularschtzkappe [ Benutzen  or user cap], is in situ attached by a standard rubber Cord.  This acts as a rain cover to the eye lenses.  A fine condition, complete, and working example of this Iconic Pair of German UBoat Binoculars.    H 6.30 inches Width 8.82 inches. Weight 3.62lbs.

 

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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