WW1 German Imperial German Army Scherenfernrohr – S.F. 14 Z PERISCOPE – RARE!


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You are bidding on a VERY NICE used example of WW1 Imperial Germany Army Selbstfahrlafetten-Zielfernrohr S.F. 14. Z 8×10 Sighting Periscope, as used by various ground personnel!

 In In 1894, Carl
Zeiss introduced a new and unusual type of prism binocular.  Zeiss called its
invention the Scherenfernrohr (scissors telescope) – an 8 x 10 power device
fitted with adjustable twin periscopic extensions connected by a hinge. An
observer could position the tubular “ears” upright and parallel to
each other or splayed out horizontally for greater depth perception
(stereoscopic vision), causing objects to appear in modelled relief, strongly
distinct from the background and thus estimate the range.
  This hybrid between binoculars and a
periscope enabled the observer to remain safely concealed in dug-outs, behind
walls or even tree trunks with only the objective lens visible to the enemy.

It was to be used
for: Observation and reconnaissance; Measuring angles of azimuth; Measuring
angles of site and elevation; Measuring height of shell bursts; Establishing
safety zones for advancing friendly troops; and to lay field guns.

Made of aluminum, brass, and steel, by Carl Zeiss, this aiming periscope was manufactured in 1917.  Retain approx. 90% of the original wartime paint and finish, and is VERY solid.  The optics are PERFECTLY aligned, however these is some spotting as you can see in the photos.  All focus adjustment still turn freely.    The data information is stamped into the bottom, indicating:

S.F.14. Z

Carl Zeiss


XI.    17.

Original to the Tripod I have listed in another auction, it is overall a VERY NICE scope that would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.


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