Collecting Military Binoculars

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25 x 42 field telescope Broadhurst Clarkson

 

 

This is a  nice condition 3 draw leather clad field telescope by Broadhurst Clarkson, which appears to have had very little use, retaining all of its non reflective coating on the 3 draw tubes. This particular model is called the 'Tourist', and was based on the old War Office Signalling model, and is ideal for spotting, being optically sound with a 42mm visible diameter objective lens producing a crystal clear image to a magnification of 25x. 


Engraved ' Broadhurst Clarkson & Co Ltd, 63 Farringdon Road, London E.C' on the first draw, it  measures 10 1/4" ( 26 cm) closed, 31" ( 79 cm) open with sunshade extended, a quality telescope weighing just under1.1 kg.