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    F. Duerr & Sons, Manchester Lifeguard Collapsible, Concertina Folding Trench Periscope
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    F. Duerr & Sons, Manchester Lifeguard Collapsible, Concertina Folding Trench Periscope

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    Original, Webbing Cased, WW1 British F. Duerr & Sons Manchester 1915 Patent Lifeguard Collapsible, Concertina Folding Trench Periscope. Sn 15980:3 - 15980:3

    These periscopes were invented and patented by Edgar Duerr, for use in trench warfare (Duerr & Sons, Est 1881 Manchester are the UK’s oldest family owned Jam & Marmalade maker). The collapsible periscope was considered such a significant part of Britain’s war effort that originals used by troops are on display in The Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester, in addition to The Guards Museum in London. The life-saving instrument enabled front-line soldiers to observe enemy movements from 50cm (20 inches) below the parapet, providing them with a view of up to 91m (100 yards). The instruments were approved by the British War Office. A copy of a contemporary WW1 era advertisement demonstrating the use of Duerr’s instrument is illustrated in image 3. Our original example is in very good condition. The steel concertina frame pocket-sized periscope measures 4 ½” x 4” x 2 ½” closed and 24 ½”extended. The frame has brass screws and glazed alloy end plate viewing frames. One panel has it’s original colourful Duerr’s label with F. Duerr & Sons name, Manchester S.W. address and model designation ‘The Lifeguard patent Periscope’ within Shield & patent detail ‘Patent No 163/15 (1915)’. The original viewing panes within the frames are undamaged but have areas of staining and rubbing (if a soldier broke the viewing glass the company would replace both for a cost of 1 shilling & 6 pence). The metal work retains its original black paint finish. The periscope functions as it should. The instrument is contained in its original WW1 era webbing case with folding flap cover and retaining strap with press stud fastener. The rear of the case has a stitched belt loop. The case is in good clean condition for its age but the left side of the flap has service wear. The price for this interesting WW1 trench warfare instrument includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:3
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    CategoryAccessories
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 345
    Sale typeTrade
    Manufactured YearWW1
    Your reference15980:3
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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