What is this? This was in my (now deceased) husband's belongings. I am trying to identify it. I know it is a scope of some kind, but I am not sure it is a telescope, since it doesn't SEEM to maginify a doggone thing. As you can see from the attached photo, one end is capped with a bullet shaped protection, the other end doesn't have this. The entire thing was wrapped in a combination of cosmolene (spelling (?) and paper and wool. I have a WWII document allowing my husband's father, then PFC to come back from Japan with it (- 12 Jan 1946). It stated that it was a small telescope.
The size of the box it is in is a little over 2 feet, the scope is about 2 feet.
When you look into either end of the item, there is a graph inside.
Hopefully I will be able to post all three pictures. The fuzzy stuff is the wool. I don't want to chance cleaning this wrong, and I may have already blown it by taking the cosmolene junk off, as I got an offer sight unseen from someone who wanted to pay 200 for it. LOL, Curiosity and all that -- I have three children and we wanted to know what it was before letting it go.
BTW, the PFC (now 85) is still alive and kicking, but doesn't even remember bringing it back much less what exactly it was.
If anyone can help me I would appreciate direction/ I live in Arizona, in the phx area, and am willing to take it to someone to get an idea of what it is. Thank you very much