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pre-WW2 Polish Army Binoculars Warsaw 1927


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A Polish Army issued pre-World War Two binoculars. Made by Henryk Kolberg & Company in Warsaw in 1927. The binoculars are marked “WP” which stands for Wojsko Polskie (Polish Army) and the Polish state eagle, next the them are scratch initials B.D. Also the type (6×30 magnification), serial number (14227) and the maker “H.Kolberg i ska, Warszawa”. The serial number indicates that the binoculars were made sometime in 1927. The body of the binoculars are in good condition, the vulcanite plastic imitation leather has some damage and missing parts (please see photographs)..

 The vision through the left eye piece tube is clear. The right eye piece tube is dirty. 

 Original issued leather straps, the production of the straps is attributed to A.Chojnacki of Warsaw.

Original leather case, with strap. The inside of the case has a hand inscribed number (14227) , which is matching the number of the binoculars, and the name B.Danielewicz. Inside both extra eyepiece and two yellow filters are intact. The production of the case is attributed to A.Chojnacki of Warsaw.

The inscribed owner B.Danielewicz, is most likely Bronisław Danielewicz, Captain of the Polish Navy, assigned as a doctor of the Center of Center of Training of Fleet Specialists in Hel in 1939. After the 1939 Defence War, a prisoner of war in Oflag VI E (Dorsten), number 370.

Rare binoculars as used by the Polish Army in the Defence War in September and October of 1939.

More information about the Polish binoculars can be found in the piece written by Anna Vacani: