ref F163 / £5,095
Zeiss German Jumelles WW2 12 x 60 Binoculars .
These Zeiss Binoculars were primarily used by Luftwaffe Flak Artillery ground crews for spotting and identifying enemy aircraft and directing the crew served Rangefinders, Searchlights and Flak Cannons of the Anti-Aircraft batteries based around many German and occupied ports, cities and industrial centres. Due to their superb optics they naturally also proved useful on the battlefield for tactical observation and from the outset of 1939 were used in many theatres of war by the German Army.
Presented here are a very high quality set of binoculars, manufactured by Zeiss bearing the marker of 'Jumelles 12 x 60' , indicating that they would have been made between 1942 and 1944 in occupied France. This set are unpolished in original dark grey with red stripe and are fitted to a polished cradle. They are fitted with adjustable and variable light shades (marked farbglasser) for use in all daytime and darker light conditions and have the later war style rain shield (helpful for eyeglass wearers too), as well as convertible barrel, for additional night/ day usage as well as side switch filter for viewing in direct sunlight. Clearly these were obsessively engineered to exacting standards. They have exceptional optics with the 12 indicating the degree of magnification and the 60 indicating the 6 cm optic width.
They have been professionally serviced before being hand polished and mounted on a high quality cradle, with fully adjustable tripod with carry straps for ease of use as they were in period .
Specification: Binocular 22cm high , 47cm long , 45cm wide, stand adjustable from 130cm to 180cm.
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