What is it?

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  1. twerppoet

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    Ah, but he joined Kodak in 1949, before the camera was produced. I'm still trying to figure out how the designer joined Kodak, but Graflex produced it. It did have a Kodak lens though. The camera seems to have a complex history.
     
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    I believe that Kodak owned Graflex from 1905 to 1921,when they were forced to sell it because of the Sherman Anti-trust act.They did,however,maintain a close relationship,with Kodak supplying many of the lenses for Graphic and Graflex cameras.
    An interesting side note is that the lenses in this camera outfit have some elements that contain Thorium,which makes them slightly radioactive.
     
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    Here's another challenge.
    What are we looking at?Who made it?What was it used for?

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    Looks like a periscope from a submarine.

    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini
     
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    No,it's not a periscope.It was used by the Luftwaffe during WWII.
     
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    Carl Zeiss Jena 12x60 binoculars, used on top of a German 4m stereoscopic rangefinder.

    I never did find a nice site with comprehensive info, just bits and pieces from people who have them for sale.
     
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    Correct,twerppoet.
    Was it the data plate on the binoculars which gave you the clue needed for solving the challenge?

    image-1466351091.jpgHere's a photo of the entire instrument.

    Your challenge awaits.
     
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    Partly. I couldn't read anything but the blc clearly. Binocular and blc turned up Carl Zeiss eventually and things started to come together then.
     
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    Ok, what does this do? That's all I'm going to ask because I have no idea what the model number, year, or anything else is; except horse power was obviously still common.

    IMG_5856.jpg

    That's the problem with my pictures. I've got some interesting ones, but I never tried to write down the important info to go with them.
     
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    It's a horse powered corn grinder.One horse power,of course.:)
     
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