One hundred years old next year - this telescope is a fascinating piece of World War I history.
This three draw telescope is made by Broadhurst Clarkson of London and the barrel is stamped and bears the army crowsfoot mark. These telescopes would have been a piece of essential kit for soldiers.
Still in the original leather cover and with an additional lens – one is marked low and the other high. One lens has a crack across one side.
I cannot focus the telescope unfortunately. When I look down it is blurry. However when I look through the opposite end I can see clearly though obviously not magnified…. So based on that, I would say this item is not for use but as a decorative piece, a collector’s item and a piece of history.
Size when closed 30cm. When extended 78cm.
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