~ WW2 German 12×60 Carl Zeiss Binoculars With Tripod Stand ~
The 12×60 was an observational and survey ‘telescope’ used by German anti-aircraft batteries the Kriegsmarine and other areas of German military for spotting aircraft.
They would often have been mounted on a 4m rangefinder, but in this case the binoculars have been fitted with a cradle and gimbal and mounted on an adjustable metal tripod.
They have fold-away rubber eye rests which can be moved sideways or upwards and have a hinged rain shield.
The binoculars are in good working order with fully adjustable eyepieces and two additional filters.
The binoculars feature a panel with the markings ‘blc 12×60 5o Nr’.
The mark ‘blc’ was the war time code of the well known optics manufacturer ‘Carl Zeiss’.
The 12×60 indicates they have 12 times magnification with 60mm diameter objective lenses.
The binoculars are marked to the underside with a serial no. of ‘266075’
The binoculars and tripod have been professionally polished to a high standard and come with a set of aluminium floor protectors.
~ Dimensions ~
The binoculars have a length of 43cm (17 inches) and measure 44.5cm (17 ½ inches) across the handles.
They weigh 1.37Kg.
The tripod has a minimum standing height of 104cm (41 inches) though as they are adjustable they can be raised.
It weighs 5.03Kg.
This is a combined total weight of 6.4Kg.
~ Condition ~
The optics (and filters) are in great order and give a crisp clear view.
The binoculars are in full working order, all knobs, hinges and levers running smoothly.
The binoculars and stand have a professionally polished finish, and have only the odd small scratch as you would expect from a used item, but are free from damage.