Trench Periscope; R. & J. Beck Ltd.; 1917; 2016.35

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Port Macquarie Museum

Name/Title

Trench Periscope

About this object

Metal trench periscope with polished wooden handle. The shaft has been painted dark khaki green, although much of the paint has now worn away. There is a lens near the end of the shaft and another in the adjustable eyepiece at the side. This is a Mark 8 periscope made by R & J Beck Ltd., Serial number 3743.

Maker

R. & J. Beck Ltd.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1917

Place Made

England

Medium and Materials

Metal, glass, paint

Inscription and Marks

Stamped on end of eyepiece 'PERISCOPE/ MK VIII/ 1917/ R. & J. Beck. LTD/ NO 3743'

Measurements

595mm L, 75mm W

Subject and Association Keywords

Wars

Object Type

Optical instruments

Object number

2016.35

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