German 10×50 Zeiss Periscope on Metal Tripod


German 10×50 Zeiss Periscope Binoculars on Metal Tripod (c. 1960)

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German Cold War 10×50 Zeiss Periscope with Original Metal Tripod

This is an Authentic German 10×50 Zeiss Periscope used for Cold War-era observation along the Berlin Wall. Known as the Richtungsweiser-Doppelfernrohr 10×50, it was crafted between 1956-1958 in former West Germany by Carl Zeiss Oberkochen, the renowned optics pioneer credited with first implementing multi-coated lenses for providing superior clarity. The periscope was originally mounted on armored reconnaissance vehicles while the tripod version is believed to have been used in watch towers and other locations in the vicinity of the Berlin Wall and along the Inner German border.

Each of our binoculars takes several months to a year to complete a full restoration. Our restoration process includes calibration of optics, hand-polishing of hundreds of intricate parts, and extensive testing that ensures perfect performance for decades. When considering an investment in optics, it’s important to purchase from an expert in this field that understands the intricacy of these instruments. Please note that no two binoculars are the same and have characteristics that make them unique.

Our binoculars have been exhibited at numerous Concours de Elegance events, Yacht Shows, Antique Shows, and Art & Design Fairs around the world. We also been featured in magazines including Architectural Digest, South Florida Design, Dupont Registry, Luxe, Hamptons, and Robb Report.

Naval observation binoculars tell the story of the radical changes that took place during this landmark era. Their intricate parts, precision hardware and powerful visual range illustrate the height of optical technology. Imagine the view of the seascape, the city lights, the mountains or any other landscape from where you call home. binocular is professionally restored polished and sits upon a bespoke, adjustable wood and stainless steel tripod.

This Historical Artifact is beauty and function in one. These hand crafted works of art bring their own character and feel to your home.





Optics Manufacture

Zeiss Optics



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Minimum Height

6 ft. (182 cm)

Maximum Height

8 ft. 4 in. (254 cm)


This is a vintage pair of an Original Zeiss Tripod. Known worldwide for their quality of work, this Zeiss tripod has had all metal polished. All Tripods are easily adjustable and have a custom tri-brace stablilizer attached. Zeiss Tripod are extremely rare . These have survived the war and are guaranteed to stay as vibrant and stunning as they were the day you get them.

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