WWII Royal Navy US Lend Lease 7 x 50 Binoculars

£280.00




A near mint condition WWII US made pair of cased Binoculars Mark I, Model I, that were made by Bausch & Lomb in 1941 and were supplied to the British Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease scheme.
The binoculars are made of aluminium with a black finish and have a hard textured vinylite covering, all in a black finish. The binoculars are marked up : U.S. NAVY, B.U. SHIPS – MARK I. MODEL I. – NO. 1406. 1941. Underneath that is: BAUSCH & LOMB OPT. CO. ROCHESTER N.Y. U.S.A. Also marked 7 X 50 and 2 British War Department ‘Broad Arrow’. The binoculars have good clear vision and minimal inner dirt. The leather strap is fresh and complete. The bakelite eye pieces are free from any wear or damage. The black leather case is also in a really good unused condition. On the inside of the lid are 2 tinted eyepieces to use in bright light.
The United States Navy's Bureau of Ships (BuShips) was established by Congress on 20 June 1940, by a law which consolidated the functions of the Bureau of Construction and Repair (BuC&R) and the Bureau of Engineering (BuEng). The new bureau was to be headed by a chief and deputy-chief, one selected from the Engineering Corps (Marine Engineer) and the other from the Construction Corps (Naval Architect).
Size: 22 x 11 x 23 cm (8 x 4 3/8 x 9 inches)
Weight: 1971g