This was specifically used by Army. Personnel for Artillery and Observation! The Japanese Army Theodolite is a precision optical instrument used for laying out permanent Gun Sites, Airfields and Buildings. It was is used by a surveyor to measure precise horizontal and vertical angles for the triangulation (location) of defined sites. Made of aluminum, brass, and steel by Toko this 10 x 6 degree theodolite is in EXCELLENT used condition!The lens bodies retain about 98% of their original paint and finish, as well as the end piece fitting. Eye sockets is intact, and the focus adjustment still functions perfectly! The main optic though clear, has a lot of dust particles internally (see photo), so it will need to be cleaned in order to function correctly.
The body is well marked with the impressed designation, "Toko", and the serial number, "292". This serial number is also on many of the accessories, as well as the storage bag, proving that they are all original to this optic.
Some very slight wear due to the age, but otherwise SUPERB! All adjustments function as they should, however one of the accessory spirit levels is missing the fluid (tube has a hairline crack). It come COMPLETE in the original transport box, that features Kanji writing on the front. All leather straps are alsos till fully intact!
A couple small spare parts seem to be missing from the door. The ONLY one I have seen of it's type, it w.Ould make a SUPERB addition to any Japanese or optics collection! Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc.
, as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 Imperial Japanese Army 10x6 Degree Theodolite & Transport Box SUPERB" is in sale since Sunday, April 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items".The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.