One end has just W. Which could be a regiment code or perhaps location. As can be expected from an item that has seen the kind of action this has, it is not in perfect condition. For a start, beyond the personalised scratched initials, there are multiple scratches and signs of wear on each end.
The mirror inserts still reflect, but are quite dark. Thankfully, they are both in one piece. The concertina works well and is intact except for one area that has snapped at a weak point (see photographs). This could perhaps be glued/fixed by someone with a steadier hand than I.
It doesn't affect the functionality too much, you just have to be aware of it when opening and closing. As a result of this snap, it won't close the last half a centimetre or so without a bit of force. The flaws add to the unknown story.This truly is an unusual, rare and utterly unique piece of First World War history. PLEASE make sure you view all of the images using the zoom function. Whilst I try to describe the items I sell accurately, I may have missed something that is important to you and it for this reason that the photographs form a very large part of the description. Approx 11.5cm x 10.5cm x 6cm closed / 56cm open. Please follow us, bookmark us and check back often.
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Be it Victorian antiques, 70s kitsch, 50s Danish or 20s Deco, I love it all and - somehow - manage to make it work together. The one thing all my items had in common was that they were quirky - and I felt that was the thing that united them so they didn't clash on display. It dawned on me that this type of collecting - something that isn't unique to me - deserved it's own monicker. So I combined "quirky memorabilia" to come up with "Quirkabilia". Please follow us, add to favourites, find us on Facebook and bookmark quirkabilia dot com.Please examine the photographs carefully. We upload multiple images so do view them all using the zoom function to take a detailed look. Most of our items are true vintage or antique, so could show signs of age and, occasionally, damage. Whilst we do our best to notice flaws and mention them above, the images make up part of our description. If there is anything you are unsure about, or if you want further photos, please ask for them.
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It is ONLY the latter company that is registered for VAT. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion; there appears to be no way to remove the VAT details from individual listings. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.The item "WW1 TRENCH SCOPE Lifeguard Patent PERISCOPE Duerr & Son World War One INITIALLED" is in sale since Wednesday, August 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Field Gear". The seller is "quirkabilia" and is located in Kirkhaugh, Northumberland. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Norway, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Bermuda, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Philippines.