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Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Courageous')

 
  Lot 93
 

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A PAIR OF 7 X 50 KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT...

A PAIR OF 7 X 50 KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT BINOCULARS BY CARL ZEISS, JENA, CIRCA 1943, RECOVERED FROM U-236, 1945
the tubes with original light green finish, rubber covered back plates, stamped with maker's code blc and numbered 52934, the eyepieces with Bakelite cover inscribed Benutzer / Okulare / Testgestellt / Nicht / Verdrehen on elasticated Benz -- 8in. (20cm.) high; together with a contemporary media photograph showing U-236 approaching to surrender
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Provenance: Lt. T. Naughton, 1945, and thence by descent; Private collection.

U-236 surrendered to the Royal Navy at Eriboll on 11th May, 1945. These binoculars were liberated by Lt T. Naughton who is marked with an 'X' on the accompanying photograph, and who is aboard the previously-surrendered U-826, now flying the White Ensign. Naughton's father served in the RN in World War I and liberated the binoculars forming lot 98.

Literature: Seeger, Dr. H.T.: Militδrische Fernglδser und Fernrohre in Heer, Luftwaffe und Marine, Druck und Verarbeitung, Hamburg 1995, pp373-9.

Sold for £1,984
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition report
Fine original condition, with excellent optics.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
A PAIR OF 7 X 50 KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT BINOCULARS BY CARL ZEISS, JENA, CIRCA 1943, RECOVERED FROM U-236, 1945
the tubes with original light green finish, rubber covered back plates, stamped with maker's code blc and numbered 52934, the eyepieces with Bakelite cover inscribed Benutzer / Okulare / Testgestellt / Nicht / Verdrehen on elasticated Benz -- 8in. (20cm.) high; together with a contemporary media photograph showing U-236 approaching to surrender
(2)

Provenance: Lt. T. Naughton, 1945, and thence by descent; Private collection.

U-236 surrendered to the Royal Navy at Eriboll on 11th May, 1945. These binoculars were liberated by Lt T. Naughton who is marked with an 'X' on the accompanying photograph, and who is aboard the previously-surrendered U-826, now flying the White Ensign. Naughton's father served in the RN in World War I and liberated the binoculars forming lot 98.

Literature: Seeger, Dr. H.T.: Militδrische Fernglδser und Fernrohre in Heer, Luftwaffe und Marine, Druck und Verarbeitung, Hamburg 1995, pp373-9.