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Old 15-10-23, 09:07
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Default WWII British Type K Monocular “TABBY”

Hello
I am looking for any information, photos in action of the ww2 period and any documentation to write an article on this equipment which is out of the ordinary for this period.
Thank you in advance for the help you could give me and for taking the time to read me.
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daniel

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Old 15-10-23, 12:28
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Hello Daniel,

If you search for "tabby" on this forum you will find some useful threads.

Hope this helps,
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Old 17-10-23, 00:33
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It's an infra-red monocular powered by a 'Zamboni Pile' (a very low-current high voltage battery) which is connected when you press the button on the case. (The batteries are not replaceable as the entire equipment is sealed at the time of manufacture - and they're all over 75 years old by now - they were dead in the 1960-70s.)

They were used for navigation, etc., and the optics give an inverted image.

Clive Elliot produces a series of articles on night vision equipment (Tabby, etc.) and you can find it here https://hmvf.co.uk/topic/20066-tabby...ghtvision-1-4/

"Tabby" was a vehicle-mounted night-driving equipment, but this monocular is also described in some detail.

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Old 23-10-23, 08:30
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thank you for your answers. I had already found Clive Eliot's articles very interesting. I would like to find some period documents, booklet or other, and photos of what is inside the camera. I also can't find any period photos of this type of K equipment.
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Old 11-11-23, 19:11
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Default Information on Tabby Type "K"

Attached 5 pages which were among the documents on microfilm T12716 on the Canadia Heritage website.

They can be found with by the following link:
https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/o...eel_t12716/557
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T-12716-557 Tabby Type K.jpg   T-12716-558.jpg   T-12716-559.jpg   T-12716-560 Tabby Type K.jpg   T-12716-561-Tabby.jpg  

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Old 17-02-24, 21:43
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thanks for this documents marco.
All documents about this tabby intersted me
i'm also looking after photos from the inside of the K version
thanks for all
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hello
have someone information or documentation about this version



Thanks for your help
regards
daniel from france
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Old 05-03-24, 17:14
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hello
have someone information or documentation about this version



Thanks for your help
regards
daniel from france
Nice... never seen one of those before.
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Old 07-03-24, 15:59
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a family photo from my tabby's


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