View of the rear of the unit and transit case.
The gathering of the "supporting parts" was the major problem .
The binocular can be obtained on ebay although condition of the units vary greatly , quite often the shades, headreast and mounting block are missing.
You can be sure as Hades that a clean and lubricaton will be needed on any bought , cost wise for the maintance approx. £150 , but well worth it.
I am grateful to several excellent collectors for their help in obtaing the missing parts.
Mr. Simon Lannoy from whom I obtained the Transit case.
Dr. Peter De Laet who kindly did a paint job on the quicksight and from whom I bought the battery box, quicksight and tripod.
Peter gave the tripod its own identity - " Mother" - when it arrived in the mail it resembled a " Mummy" - the name stuck
The cradle came from German dealer Herr Klaus Peter Emig www.kpemig.de
The disc mount came from Mr.Lindsay Kaing in the USA.
The inventory plate from Mr. Earl Osbourne of Osborne Optics USA.
Mr. Will Gerrard for drawing my attention to some parts I would otherwise have missed and for his sound advice and friendship which I much appreciate.
Would it have been easier to have bought a complete unit , certainly but for some reason 90% of German optics seemed to have been taken to the USA after the surrender .
Air mail back to Europe is a killer and H.M. Customs would have asked for a considerable sum by way of duty .
Was it worth it , I think so...must go " Mother " is calling.