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Pair British Military Issued WW1 Binoculars c.1916

Pair British Military Issued WW1 Binoculars c.1916 Antique  English British %%alt5%% %%alt6%%
A fabulous pair of English made World War 1 British Officers Military binoculars with the brass on the binoculars having the British military crows foot mark as well as the leather case

They were manufactured by A. Franks Ltd. Manchester.

The binoculars are clad in a lovely textured leather remaining in excellent condition, now over 100 years old and a true antique, minor wear commensurate with age.

They have integral sun shades which when extended, the fully opened binoculars measures 6 7/8" in length when closed up they measure 5" x 2" x 4 1/2". The leather case measures 5 1/4" x 2 3/8" x 5 1/2".

A. Franks Ltd was an Optician and Instrument Maker
(1879 - 1950)

Founded in the latter part of the 19th century by Louis Aubrey Franks (b.1854), they traded originally as 'L.A.Franks' from 95 Deansgate and later 2-4 King Street, Manchester. Listed as a manufacturer of photographic apparatus, optician and scientific instrument maker.

Following a bankruptcy in 1879, a new firm was formed soon after, an optician trading as A. Franks. Another partnership between Aubrey and Benjamin Franks was also dissolved in 1897.

A Franks would continue to trade until 1950 from various addresses including 2 King Street, 44 Market Street and branches in the 1920s at 73 Oxford Street, 44 Market Street, 12 Victoria Street, 3 South King Street and 20 Bradshaw Gate.

Item: 43069
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Date c.1916  George V Antiques Material Brass Origin English Item code as584a3264 / 43069 Status Sold

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