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What might this be, please - optical content?

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    Might anybody know what this optical device might be?

    The optical device has a horizontal line running across and two slightly diagonal lines running inwards at the top at around 75/80˚..

    Markings: crown, 1942 and AM


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    Sorry if I state the obvious, but the "AM" will be Air Ministry. So British whatever it is.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    is this the only photo , does it turn , unscrew, open in any way , as Ade said it is definately British , i suspect it might be a guage of some description but wait for a few more opinions one of the RRPG guys should know

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Sorry if I state the obvious, but the "AM" will be Air Ministry. So British whatever it is.

    Cheers, Ade.
    No need to be sorry; Im not British and it wasnt obvious to me, so just very thankful for any help/suggestions.

    The bloke who owns the device suggested, that the AM marking meant that as well.

    'Air Ministry' and British - check.

    Thanks, Ade.

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    Quote by davejb View Post
    is this the only photo , does it turn , unscrew, open in any way , as Ade said it is definately British , i suspect it might be a guage of some description but wait for a few more opinions one of the RRPG guys should know
    I have no clue whether it unscrews or some such thing. No idea what it is. Im hadicapped by the fact, that its not mine and I havent held it.

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    Looks very much like the sighting optic from an Aldis signalling lamp. If you do a web search you'll see there are slightly varying types of these that were used.

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    Excellent suggestion, Ned! Looks very much like a variation of just that after perusing pics of several models of the lamp.

    A big thank you to Big Ned.

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