Figure 7 -Carrying Case
M27 for Observation Telescope
and Carrying Case M42 for Tripod M15
a snug fit which requires no means other than the cover for securing
the instrument in the case. A leather cover cap fits over the top of
the case and is secured by a strap. Shoulder straps are also provided
for carrying the case and its contents.
11. TRIPOD M15 (FOR TELESCOPE M49).
a. The Tripod M15 provides a rest for the Telescope M49 and
steadies it when in use. The telescope rests in the cradle and is held
in place by a leather strap (fig. 4). With the folding legs of the tripod
fully extended, the eyepiece of the telescope is approximately 11
inches above the surface upon which the tripod rests. With this
tripod, the telescope can be swung around to any desired position.
An elevating screw is also provided for elevating or depressing the
forward end of the telescope as necessity requires.
b. The main assemblies of Tripod M15 are the cradle assembly
and the leg assembly. These two assemblies are joined by means of
the cradle support shaft which extends through the collar in the leg
c. The Tripod M15 folds into a compact unit and fits into a
carrying case for ease and convenience in transportation.