Periscope [Trench Periscope]

Trenchscope Company, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Trenchscope Company, Manufacturer
Production Date
Wooden trench periscope painted green from WWI. Periscope has a hinge at the centre and is stored folded in half. At the top of the periscope is a metal rod used to balance the periscope when fully extended. The periscope is contained in its own canvas bag with 2 side flaps and a fold over top which has a leather strap and buckle attachment at the front. Case also contains 2 spare mirrors in a compartment.
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Signature/Marks and Type
PERISCOPE No. 9. Mark II. / (22½ inches between mirrors.) / TRENCHSCOPE CO. 1917. / When observing with a binocular / rest it on th glass screen. When / observing without a binocular lower / the shutter and the eyes are pro- / tected by it and the glass screen. Printed
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Trenchscope Company. 1917. Periscope [Trench Periscope], 1980.81.2. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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