Periscope; R & J Beck Ltd.; 1918; 2017.4

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Name/Title

Periscope

About this object

Military periscope made by R & J Beck Ltd., Mark IX, with detachable oak handle.
Periscopes let soldiers see above the top of the trench without putting themselves at risk. Opposing army lines protected themselves in a system of dug-out trenches behind barbed wire.

Maker

R & J Beck Ltd.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1918

Period

20th Century (1901-2000)

Place Made

United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London

Collection

North Hertfordshire Museum

Credit Line

Donated to Hitchin Museum on 16 July 2004; not accessioned until 2017.

Object Type

Periscope

Object number

2017.4

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