Range Finder

Range Finder

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Description
The inscriptions on this World War I rangefinder read “N° 628 / MARK II” and “T. COOKE & SONS LTD LONDON & YORK WAYMOUTH COOKE NAVAL RANGE FINDER PAT N° 1599 / 1914.”
Thomas Cooke (1807-1868) established an instrument-making firm in York, England, in 1837. This, in time, became T. Cooke & Sons, Ltd. Vickers acquired the firm in 1915. Following a merger in 1922, it became part of Cooke, Troughton & Simms.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Range Finder
date made
1914
maker
T. Cooke & Sons Ltd.
place made
United Kingdom: England, York
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 8.5725 cm x 18.7325 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.319198
catalog number
319198
accession number
237036
Credit Line
U.S. Naval Weapons Plant, Optical Shop
World War I
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National Museum of American History
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