Original WWII U.S. Signal Corps Named Army Officer's 8X30 Binoculars by Bausch & Lomb with Compass Case
Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition pair of WWII U.S. Army Signal Corps Named Officer's 8X30 Binoculars made by Bausch & Lomb Optical Co, complete with original Brown Leather case, which is equipped with a compass on the lid. These are marked on the right side rear plate by the eyepiece with the maker information:
BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO
They are also marked on the left side with the specifications:
The front is marked with additional information regarding the binoculars, including SIGNAL CORPS / U. S. ARMY and Serial No. EE 15759. The binoculars do appear to have had the paint arsenal touched up, so the markings are sometimes hard to read.
The optics are clear and excellent, all aspects of the binoculars function, and they are in overall excellent condition. The leather neck strap is supple and strong without defect, though it does have some surface cracking. The leather barrel covers on the binocular are in similar condition, and are very attractive.
The hard leather case is also marked BAUSCH & LOMB on the inside of the lid, and is in excellent condition, though unfortunately the carry strap is completely missing. The top of the case has been fitted with a compass, complete with a "stop" mechanism to prevent damage while in motion, though unfortunately this mechanism is stuck, so the compass is not currently functional. It is also marked on the bottom with the name of the officer who used it: MAJOR. C. H. HECKER, making this an excellent research opportunity.
Overall a fantastic set of Bausch & Lomb Named Officer's binoculars from WWII, ready to display or use!
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