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Lot 17: ZEISS FOR THOMAS BLAND & CO, LONDON A RARE CASED TELESCOPIC RIFLE-SIGHT, MODEL ''ZEISS PRISMATIC'', serial no. 1963,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
ZEISS FOR THOMAS BLAND & CO, LONDON
A RARE CASED TELESCOPIC RIFLE-SIGHT, MODEL ''ZEISS PRISMATIC'', serial no. 1963,
circa 1913, with black enamelled prismatic body, the rear signed ''CARL ZEISS JENA'' over ''DRP GZ.III 1052'', grey anodised finish to the prism-housing and side-plate, blued tubular mount terminating in a single ''foot'', the mount signed ''THOMAS BLAND & SONS, LONDON'', much original finish remaining and very good optically, retaining both ocular and objective lens caps (rubber eye-cup absent); COMPLETE WITH a rectangular leather case, the interior lined in red velvet and signed in gold blocked letters ''T. BLAND & SONS, 2 KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND, LONDON'' (rubbed), complete with shoulder-strap