Vintage U.S. Navy Field Glasses in Leather Case with Integrated Compass - WWI Binoculars from U.S. Naval Gun Factory, Optical Shop Annex

$215.00

Rare find — there's only 1 of these in stock.

Item details

Vintage from the 1910s

Materials

metal, glass, leather

What a fantastic piece of military history! This pair of WWI era field glasses come in their original leather case, which has a compass on the lid, and the name of the owner, Capt. A. N. Tousignant, written very clearly on the front. The inside of the case is marked with the maker, U.S. Naval Gun Factory, Optical Shop Annex of Rochester, N.Y. The serial number, EE205626, indicates that the binoculars were made in 1916. They are also stamped with 'Signal Corps, U.S. Army'. Really great item for a military buff, or just to add a unique nautical touch to the beach house or lake cottage.

The case is 7 1/4” wide by 5 3/4” tall by 3 1/4” deep, with a 22” drop on the strap. The binoculars are 6 1/4” wide by 4 1/2” tall by 2 1/4” deep. Quite heavy - weighs nearly 4 pounds. Both the case and the glasses are in good antique condition, although the front leather closure piece on the case is no longer present. The case stays closed fine without it. The binoculars still function well; all the moving pieces still seem to work smoothly.

I am happy to ship internationally - please convo me for a quote if your country is not listed.
What a fantastic piece of military history! This pair of WWI era field glasses come in their original leather case, which has a compass on the lid, and the name of the owner, Capt. A. N. Tousignant, written very clearly on the front. The inside of the case is marked with the maker, U.S. Naval Gun Factory, Optical Shop Annex of Rochester, N.Y. The serial number, EE205626, indicates that the binoculars were made in 1916. They are also stamped with 'Signal Corps, U.S. Army'. Really great item for a military buff, or just to add a unique nautical touch to the beach house or lake cottage.

The case is 7 1/4” wide by 5 3/4” tall by 3 1/4” deep, with a 22” drop on the strap. The binoculars are 6 1/4” wide by 4 1/2” tall by 2 1/4” deep. Quite heavy - weighs nearly 4 pounds. Both the case and the glasses are in good antique condition, although the front leather closure piece on the case is no longer present. The case stays closed fine without it. The binoculars still function well; all the moving pieces still seem to work smoothly.

I am happy to ship internationally - please convo me for a quote if your country is not listed.

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