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WWI British Military Officer's Trench Periscope - Mark IX - R & J Beck, Ltd.

$1,895
26.75 in. H x 1.13 in. W x 3.13 in. D
Inventory Number: BB042

A handsome British military officer's trench periscope of heavy brass and wood from World War One, featuring a brass eyepiece with focus ring - the optics are in fair working condition - with removable wood handle with a brass screw attachment. Stamped 'Periscope - Mk. IX - 1918 - R & J Beck, Ltd. No. 26385'

The Mk IX was generally regarded as a tool intended for use by officers - providing a potentially lifesaving function by enabling a clear view over the parapet of the trench into 'no man's land' without risking life and limb to the attentions of German snipers in the opposing trench.

WWI British Military Officer's Trench Periscope - Mark IX - R & J Beck, Ltd.

$1,895
H 26.75 in. x W 1.13 in. x D 3.13 in.
Inventory Number: BB042


A handsome British military officer's trench periscope of heavy brass and wood from World War One, featuring a brass eyepiece with focus ring - the optics are in fair working condition - with removable wood handle with a brass screw attachment. Stamped 'Periscope - Mk. IX - 1918 - R & J Beck, Ltd. No. 26385'

The Mk IX was generally regarded as a tool intended for use by officers - providing a potentially lifesaving function by enabling a clear view over the parapet of the trench into 'no man's land' without risking life and limb to the attentions of German snipers in the opposing trench.

Details

England
Early 20th Century
Brass, Glass, Metal, Wood
1
Excellent
Wear commensurate with age and use
Fine antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use - Note - Optics are in fair working order -Please see accompanying photos.
26.75 in. H x 1.13 in. W x 3.13 in. D

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