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    No 21 Mk5 Tripod REL

    Gentlemen:

    I was going through some boxes and this turned up. Canadianicon tripod marked No 21 Mk 5 C1A1.

    Don't know much about it. I see it is missing one part of the leather cover.

    Photos here: Tripod - Google Drive

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    Those are for the four draw telescope issued to snipers and scouts. Like this one owned by our own Capt Stevens...
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    Regards, Jim

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    Ah, excellent, thank you.

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    No21 Mk Regt Sct & Signal Telescope Tripod- 43 REL, 42 New Zealand, 1916 Siemen Bros

    Good Day,
    Over the years, I've found a few variations of the No21 Mk Telescope stands. A Canadianicon 1943 REL, 1942 New Zealandicon, 1916 Siemen Bros. The shorter Canadian version was cut down from a full size stand. This was likely the same as the OP's
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlightRN View Post
    The shorter Canadianicon version was cut down from a full size stand.
    Interesting, we had the short ones in Recce Pl and there were about a dozen I think. I never encountered a tall one. Nice...
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    Doesn't make sense standing tall with a telescope if you are sneaking around busy with reconnaissance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Interesting, we had the short ones in Recce Pl and there were about a dozen I think. I never encountered a tall one. Nice...
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    The tall instrument stand for telescope were often used often in conjunction with the heliograph Mk V during WW1 and even through WW2. Later on, they saw use as a stand alone item for observation roles. The shorter versions were more practical. Its been debated whether there were "as produced" short tripods as the war progressed. Either was, both tall or short could function with the General Service Signal or Scout Regiment Telescopes but were not necessarily parts of the CES.

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