This is a pair of the famous CF 41 British Naval binoculars made by Barr & Stroud in the 1930's which were widely used during WW2.
Not only have these beome much sought after for their collectable value, but they are still put to practical use by many seafarers, due to the build quality and high specification.
The makers marks read as follows: 'BARR & STROUD 7X CF41, GLASGOW & LONDON' and are numbered 27909.
The image quality of this example is very good, and the lenses focus well with a clear sharp image. Both eyepieces can be independently focused, and along with their unique built in filters (grey, green & polarising), makes these binoculars a real pleasure to use.
The cosmetic condition is very good all round with only minor paint loss, and the separate leather case is also in sound condition, although it doesn't have its separate shoulder strap.
Measuring 9.5" in length with 50mm diameter objective lenses, these are serious binoculars weighing just under 1.3kgs without the leather case, and 2kgs with. They also come with their original leather neck strap.
This is a pair of genuine Carl Zeiss binoculars which are in very good cosmetic condition, with only some minor paint loss on the bridge stem.
The lenses are clean and give the sharp clear image that is in keeping with the Zeiss brand quality.
Engraved CARL ZEISS JENA, JENOPTEM 8 x 30W, on one side, they have the serial number 4542125 on the opposite.
They have a leather neck strap with a rectangular eyepiece cover, and are housed in a quality professionally stitched leather carry case with shoulder strap.
I have used them on several occasions and the image quality is excellent.
Measuring just over 6" across and weighing 0.5kgs without the case and 0.8kgs with, they are robust yet lightweight enough for most field pursuits.
A fine example of a pair of Dollond 8 x 30 field binoculars serial no 46155 with their original leather case, also impressed with the Dollond name.
In very good condition all round with a clear bright image and clean undamaged coated lenses, they still have their lens protector caps.
Measuring just over 5" in length and weighing 0.5kgs without the case and 0.9kg