Id german optical equipment

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Grzesio » 15 Feb 2021 09:29

Yes, the device in your picture is the Am 17, which, according to Werner Mueller, was a later development of the original Am Peres.
The Am Peres of 1915 (probably designated as the Am 15?) is shown in the attached picture.
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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Feb 2021 23:11

Thanks, again, Grzesio... :wink:

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Post by Sturm78 » 18 Mar 2021 15:23

Hi all,

I posted images of this Italian device here on 07 Feb 2018 and 11 Jun 2010. It was identified by T. A. Gardner member as a Italian heliograph for communications signaling.
But in this image (from LUCE archive) appear associated to an AA battery....Which could be the use of a heliograph in an AA battery ? :?

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Post by T. A. Gardner » 19 Mar 2021 05:16

Early warning from an observation post or the like, alerting the battery to incoming aircraft? That is, it is two-way communication so the observers know that the AA battery has received the message.

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Post by Sturm78 » 19 Mar 2021 16:10

T. A. Gardner wrote
Early warning from an observation post or the like, alerting the battery to incoming aircraft? That is, it is two-way communication so the observers know that the AA battery has received the message.
Ummhhhh....Well, it is possible that you are right but... why not use a radio equipment ? :?

On the other hand, I founfd this other image of the same photo serie (from LUCE archive ) associated to an AA battery.
Any idea about the exact purpose and his Italian designation ?

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Post by Sturm78 » 26 May 2021 22:21

Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here an image from Ebay. A german telescope

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Post by T. A. Gardner » 30 May 2021 03:16

Sturm78 wrote:
26 May 2021 22:21
Nobody for my last image ?

Well, here an image from Ebay. A german telescope

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My bet, is that it's a surveyor's transit probably a commercial one.

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Post by Sturm78 » 08 Dec 2021 14:22

Hi all,

A rangefinder in use in Spain during the Civil War. Any idea ? Zeiss ?? Model ??

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Post by Sturm78 » 04 Jan 2022 21:18

Hi all,

Any idea about this Swiss rangefinder ?

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Post by factfndr54 » 04 Jan 2022 21:28

Sturm,

Possibly a Wild stereo-telemeter, 3m.
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Post by Sturm78 » 06 Jan 2022 21:44

Thank you very much for your help, factfndr54... :)

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Re: Id german optical equipment

Post by MG1918 » 27 Feb 2022 05:57

This is a superbly interesting thread. I still seek several WWI German items but like most good equipments nations will often use the original and adapt. Does anyone have any details on all the kit/accessories for the EM14. Entfernungsmesser 1914 model?
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Post by MG1918 » 27 Feb 2022 05:58

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