This is a pair of the famous CF41 British Naval binoculars made by Barr & Stroud in the 1930's which were widely used during WW2.
Not only have these become much sought after for their collectable value, but they are still put to practical use by many collectors, due to the build quality and high specification.
The makers marks read as follows: 'BARR & STROUD 7X CF41, GLASGOW & LONDON' and are numbered 12932, indicating they were first issued between 1934 to 1936.
The optical quality of this example is very good, and focuses well with a very clear, correctly collimated image. Both eyepieces can be independently focused, and along with their unique built in filters (grey, green and polarising), makes these binoculars a real pleasure to use.
As can be seen from the photos, the cosmetic condition is good all round with only minor paint loss, and although this is likely a replacement leather case, it's in sound condition as is the canvas neck strap.
Measuring 9½" in length with 50mm diameter objective lenses, these are serious binoculars weighing just under 1.4kgs without the leather case, and 1.8kgs with.
Accompanied by a 1964 acknowledgement of order postcard from Headquarter & General Supplies Ltd to a previous owner (a Lt Col W Bacon, at 161 Great Tattenhams, Epsom, Surrey) along with a cutting of the newspaper advert from which he probably ordered.
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A pair of WW1 Royal field artillery Bino Prism binoculars by Hunsicker & Alexis of Paris with serial no. S.I.04275 complete with a later leather case stamped 'Dollond London'.
Hunsicker & Alexis were optical supplier and manufacturers for the French Ministry of War but also supplied the British military who prior to WW1 were experiencing a shortage of binoculars.
The optical performance of this example is very good, with independent focusing for each eyepiece giving a clear sharp image.
With only minimal paint loss and still having its original leather neck strap, these binoculars are also in very good cosmetic condition.
Weighing just over 800 grams without the leather case and 1.2kgs with, these are still practical for use today.
This is a pair of genuine Carl Zeiss binoculars which are in very good cosmetic condition, with only some minor paint loss on the bridge stem.
The lenses are clean and give the sharp clear image that is in keeping with the Zeiss brand quality.
Engraved CARL ZEISS JENA, JENOPTEM 8 x 30W, on one side, they have the serial number 4542125 on the opposite.
They have a leather neck strap with a rectangular eyepiece cover, and are housed in a quality professionally stitched leather carry case with shoulder strap.
I have used them on several occasions and the image quality is excellent.
Measuring just over 6" across and weighing 0.5kgs without the case and 0.8kgs with, they are robust yet lightweight enough for most field pursuits.
A fine example of a pair of Dollond 8 x 30 field binoculars serial no 46155 with their original leather case, also impressed with the Dollond name.
In very good condition all round with a clear bright image and clean undamaged coated lenses, they still have their lens protector caps.
Measuring just over 5" in length and weighing 0.5kgs without the case and 0.9kg
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