Barr & Stroud binoculars and the Royal Navy

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National Museums of Scotland Pub. , Edinburgh
Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- Equipment -- Catalogs., Barr & Stroud -- Catalogs., Binoculars -- Scotland -- Cata
Other titlesBarr and Stroud binoculars and the Royal Navy, "We"re certainly not afraid of Zeiss"
StatementWilliam Reid.
GenreCatalogs.
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
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Open LibraryOL22091189M
ISBN 101901663663

Drawing on previously unpublished documents in the Public Record Office, the company archive, and other original sources, the binocular models made by Scotland's greatest optical manufacturers are identified, assessed and placed in their historical context.

Barr & Stroud's successful effort to win contracts to supply binoculars to Barr & Stroud binoculars and the Royal Navy book Royal Navy are chronicled, as are their less happy 5/5(1).

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A fine history of a major optical company. The author is the man who knows all that there is to be known about the company and its products. The Barr and Stroud Company supplied the Royal Navy with binoculars, range finders throughout WW1 and WW2 and continued to try and make its way in the post war world against major optical companies who it seems were not afraid of B&S.5/5(2).

Barr & Stroud Limited was a pioneering Glasgow optical engineering firm. They played a leading role in the development of modern optics, including rangefinders, for the Royal Navy and for other branches of British Armed Forces during the 20th century.

There was a non-military arm of the company which made medical equipment, like photocoagulators and electronic filters, some of which were used.

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Barr and Stroud Binoculars and the Royal Navy by Reid, William at - ISBN - ISBN - NMSE - Publishing Ltd - - Softcover. The Barr & Stroud CF41 was the standard Royal Navy binocular used throughout WWII, entering RN service in the mid ’s and continuing into the ’s and possibly longer in some cases.

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About Barr & Stroud Optics A British company, the Barr & Stroud story goes right back towhen Archibald Barr and William Stroud were approached by the Admiralty of the Royal Navy to come up with a design for a short-base rangefinder.

Based on Appendix III of “We’re certainly not afraid of Zeiss” – Barr & Stroud Binoculars and The Royal Navy by William Reid, supplemented by information obtained by sampling the remaining outward invoice books, (UGD /3). Serial Date No.

pre Barr And Stroud Royal Navy WW2 Vintage Binoculars CF Ending Saturday at PM GMT 18h 52m. Click & Collect. Barr & Stroud CF41 WW2 Navy Binoculars With Pull Out Shades.

£ 4 bids. £ postage. Ending Sunday at AM GMT 1d 11h. German WWII U-boat fixed focus binoculars: 7 x 50 Carl Zeiss blc Books; Ceramics/ Pottery. According to William Reid's "We're certainly not afraid of Zeiss" Barr & Stroud Binoculars and the Royal Navy" between Barr & Stroud's binocular production averaged about 2, per year, a low number mostly attributable to the influx of Japanese binoculars (pages ).

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Barr and Stroud rangefinders were sold world wide and were used almost universally in the Royal Navy during World War II. Barr & Stroud also produced fire control instruments and a range of commercial products, such as binoculars.

History [edit | edit source] The original Barr & Stroud company was founded in   Barr and Stroud Binoculars and the Royal Navy by William Reid,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Instruments with military applications continued to be made and developed by the company and in Barr & Stroud Ltd were awarded a contract to supply binoculars to the Royal Navy. Following the Second World War (), the company used its precision engineering skills.

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Tom Lock Series 1 8x42 Waterproof Binocular. This is a set of vintage WW2 Barr & Stroud CF41 British Royal Navy 7 x 50 prismatic binoculars circa They are complete with colour filters, desiccator valves, both leather eye piece protectors and leather case.

The yellow crows-foot arrows on the lens housings confirms they are military issue. But after reading William Reid's book "'We're certainly not afraid of Zeiss' Barr & Stroud Binoculars and the Royal Navy", I learned that the prism clamp arrangement is unusual and not found on all Barr & Stroud Porro II naval binoculars because their prism boxes were too small to fit it.

See View 1 serial number information and View : K. William Rei d – Barr & Stroud Binoculars and The Royal Navy. Published by National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (ISBN ) 5. R.C. Gregory – Notes on Binoculars and their use. Published in (ISBN ) 6. R.C. Gregory M.A.

- Fine Binoculars of The Twentieth Century. Published in (ISBN ) 7. The green and yellow filters were meant to increase the contrast of a grey ship against a blue sky and sea while the grey filter was to flatten contrast when looking into bright sunshine or a searchlight beam.

This information is thanks to William Reid's fascinating book, " ' We're certainly not afraid of Zeiss' Barr & Stroud Binoculars and the Royal Navy", ISBNNMS Views: 13K.

A fine history of a major optical company. The author is the man who knows all that there is to be known about the company and its products. The Barr and Stroud Company supplied the Royal Navy with binoculars, range finders throughout WW1 and WW2 and continued to try and make its way in the post war world against major optical companies who it seems were not afraid of B&S.

Good Pair Of Vintage WW2 Period Royal Navy Admiralty Issue CF 41 7x Binoculars by Barr & Stroud of Glasgow & London Serial No circa This is a nice pair of type CF41 binoculars carried by the British Royal Naval fleet, they were mainly used in Naval reconnaissance during WW2 and also in.

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The CF41 model was developed as night binoculars for use by the Royal Navy, who adopted it in as APA. It was a Barr & Stroud CF/APA, mounted on an 'enemy bearing indicator' aboard HMS Suffolk, that first sighted German warships in Mayresulting in the Royal Navy's successful 'Sink the Bismarck' action.

Reid, William () "'We're certainly not afraid of Zeiss' Barr & Stroud Binoculars and the Royal Navy". National Museums of Scotland Publishing Limited, ISBN The title is a little misleading because although it certainly provides a great deal of information about the Royal Navy's usage of Barr & Stroud binoculars, it also.

A Barr & Stroud GK5 6x42 Director binocular used by the Royal Navy during WW2 and after. It utilises Porro II prism units with plano-convex lenses cemented to the prisms on the eyepiece side. The knobs on top of the binocular operate internal yellow, grey and dark green filters via right-angle bevel gears.

More editions of We're Certainly Not Afraid of Zeiss: Barr and Stroud Binoculars And The Royal Navy: We're Certainly Not Afraid of Zeiss: Barr and Stroud Binoculars And The Royal Navy: ISBN () Softcover, Natl Museums of Scotland, Barr and Stroud (UK) — sold binoculars commercially and primary supplier to the Royal Navy in WWII.

The new range of Barr & Stroud binoculars are currently made in China (Nov. ) and distributed by Optical Vision Ltd. Bausch & Lomb (USA) — has not made binoculars sincewhen they licensed their name to Bushnell, Inc., who made. In Barr & Stroud produced their first binoculars and supplied them to the British Navy, The brand was a hit and soon stretched over to the World War II.

Since then, Barr & Stroud Optics binoculars have played a major role in the improvement and development of the modern optics.

For several years I have enjoyed collecting vintage binoculars. The collection of 43 mostly vintage binoculars can be viewed at. In DecemberCommander S.S. Hall of the Royal Navy approached Thales, then Barr and Stroud Ltd., to discuss requirements for a submarine periscope with a range-finder.

A mock-up of the periscope was shown to the Royal Navy in July and following an order for six instruments, the first periscope (Model FY1 number 1) was delivered to the.A pair of Barr & Stroud WW 11 Royal Navy binoculars with the code CF14 and crows foot mark.

It also has AP for Admiralty Patent. The lenses can be made into night vision by turning a dial which introduces a green filter. They come with the original leather carry case. The carry strap is broken.Barr & Stroud Series 5 8x42ED Binoculars 'Magnesium Alloy Body' + 10 Year G/tee See more like this.

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