Fortess Telescope, Model 96, with Revolver 10x - 24x with objective lens of 45 mm, produced by Carl Zeiss Jena in 1896, to be installed in the towers of the observers of Fussartillerie, in defense of the Fortress of Kaiser Wilhelm II. At various points of the telescope provides the following information:
- On the revolver plate "Schartenfernrohr N°115 - Fussartillerie" Loophole Telescope N°115 - Foot Artillery.
- On the tube the mark of the producer "Carl Zeiss, Jena.".
- In the proximity of the objective lens "V.O. z. Sch. F. N°114" respectively Vorrats Objektiv zum Schartenfernrohr Fussartillerie N°114" this means objective parts for Loophole Telescope of Fussartillerie.
This telescope was equipped with an objective lens parts because was exposed and susceptible to damage, so that's why there is a discrepancy in the number of the telescope and the objective lens (115 telescope and 114 the objective lens).
This telescope made of brass and aluminum has a weight of 2.4 kg and has a maximum length of 53 cm.
The revolver is equipped with a special locking system lever.
Inside the 24x eyepiece is present a reticle, otherwise the eyepiece with 10x it is devoid of reticle even though it has the ring nut for the adjustment.
The view is clear and collimated. Excellent storage conditions.