12 x 60 Carl Zeiss Observation Binoculars

12 x 60 Carl Zeiss Observation Binoculars

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26996

Carl Zeiss 12 x 60 Binoculars.
A pair of rare Carl Zeiss 12 x 60 German ex military observation binoculars mounted onto an aluminium cradle and gimbal. The whole apparatus sits on a vintage adjustable wooden tripod. The binoculars are marked 'blc 12 X 60, 5º, Nr, 303671' and are made by Carl Zeiss. blc is the secret manufacturing code assigned to Zeiss by the German Army Ordnance Department. Adjustment of the interocular distance is by a lever under the left-hand ocular that causes rotation of a circular plate, in which it is eccentrically mounted. It has additional shade settings for the lenses (Farbgläser), bright, medium and dark, and the eyepieces can be focused individually. The optics give outstanding visual clarity. The rubber brow rest (eye rest) can be folded sideways or upwards. Sunshades are fitted that can be folded down. This is a fine pair of binoculars with a highly polished finish, giving it a sculptural look.

The measurements are without the tripod.

Dimensions:

Height 20.5 cm / 8 14"
Width 44 cm / 17 12"
Depth 41 cm / 16 14"
Year

C.1940

Country

German

Signed

Carl Zeiss

Condition

Excellent

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