Antique Rarest Tallest 135´´ Zeiss Military Periscope Tripod & Stakes Boxed Wow
ONE OF A KIND. Ultra rare military artillery periscope with accessories and original wooden box. 10 X 40 lenses. This is the rarest and tallest field periscope ever made by Carl Zeiss. Only periscope (excluding tripod and goniometer) has a height of 1.15 meters and it can be extended to an height of 1.85 meters. This instrument can reach more than 3.5 meters when used in the tripod. There are usual Carl Zeiss models as manual monocular periscopes (to be used with no tripods), the trench binoculars (called donkey hears) or the binocular periscope made during the cold war and used in the Berlin wall. But this one is really impossible to find and, with to doubt, the rarest artillery periscope made by Carl Zeiss. Really impossible to find and may be exclusively made for the Argentinan army (this is the second one i see, and both made for the Argentinian army). Only periscope, excluding tripod and goniometer, weight more or less 30 lbs. Wooden case with metal locks is extremely solid and heavy and has two metal handles to be carried for two persons. Accessories on case are all originals and includes three stakes to keep this tall periscope firm, stable and centered thank to a bronze rotating ring with three holes to attach to each stake with a rope. It includes a foot with column to use it at ground level, an angular stick with screw to use it in a tree and an orange filter (signed by Carl Zeiss and the Argentinian army). If you want to place this instrument correctly, you need a huge area of more or less 4 x 4 meters to use stakes with a metal rope (i only used tripod on pictures, but if you use stakes it will look even more spectacular). Each steel stake has a hole to introduce a rope and a screw to lock it. Which makes it easy to give the rope just the right tension. This instrument has an impressive and original military tripod and a goniometer (both uncased) in perfect working order signed by the Argentinian army (both parts made by Carl Zeiss, but not signed by Zeiss). This amazing periscope has two handles to move it horizontally, and you can move it vertically turning same handles (as a motorcycle). It has two reels in handles with a strap to move mirror on top vertically (all working). So it is incredibly practical and simple. It has been made during 1920 s´ (Nedinsco era) and it has the serial number 1003. Periscope has been oiled and lenses, prism and mirror are in perfect condition so this instrument is completely operative. Vision is clear with small points of dust. It has been cleaned but not restored. It preserves its original antique condition and the original black paint on tube is in amazing condition considering its age. Of course it is a very old instrument so it shows signals of use, but overall condition is amazing considering its age. All is completely functional (even circular level is working). Tripod with extended legs and goniometer have an height of 1.70 meters so complete instrument can reach more than 3.5 meters. Tube diameter is 65 millimeters. All defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described. If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your visit. The item “ANTIQUE RAREST TALLEST 135´´ ZEISS MILITARY PERISCOPE TRIPOD & STAKES BOXED WOW” is in sale since Saturday, August 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “rarityland” and is located in Capital Federal. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1919-38