British World War II Heliograph 5-in MKV Leather Case

  • Sold for: Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 09, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

British World War II Heliograph 5-in MKV Original Leather Case

Up for auction is this British World War II Heliograph 5-in Mk V, made by B.W.& M. Ltd. Whatâe(tm)s shown is what the package deal is. I donâe(tm)t know all the parts name but âeoeWhat you see is what you getâe.

The spare mirror pair is in the original Metal Case. This set includes two 5" mirrors, outer case is fully marked and four papers. The mirrors are in excellent condition and do not appear to have been used, the outside of the mirror case does show some wear consistent with age. Printed on the metal, LID, Heliograph's 5-IN, MKV, Spare Parts, Contained in spare mirror box, Mirror Duplex.....1, Mirror Signaling....1, Discs, Paper.....4, Contained in Pocket Spare Parts, Plate, Brass (with 12 spare screws) 1, Springs, Key....2, Springs, Vane.....2, Screws Contained on Brass Plate-Securing Ring Of Mirror Frame 9, Securing Key Spring....2, Securing Vane Spring....2, B.W. & M. Ltd. The leather storage case is in great shape. This would be a terrific addition to your collection!

From Wikipedia at /wiki/Heliograph

A heliograph uses a mirror to reflect sunlight to a distant observer. By moving the mirror, flashes of light can be used to send Morse code. The heliograph was a simple but highly effective instrument for instantaneous optical communication over 80km or more in the 19th century. Its major uses were for military and survey work. It was still in use till at least 1935.

Heliograph, by B. W. & M. Ltd, British, early 20th century

Date: Early 20th century

Maker: B. W. & M. Ltd and F. Ltd.

Place: Britain

Notes: Model Helio 5", Mark V, No. B36767

In shaped leather carrying case with canvas straps

Size: Case 190 Ã-- 255 Ã-- 117 mm

Marked on the outside: HELIO 5âe Mk V


The physical size is:

Height: 10âe

Width: 7 1/2

Thickness: 4 1/2âe

(All dimensions are close approximation)

Weight (Unpacked): 7 1/4 lbs approximate


If you are the successful bidder, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL PROPERLY INVOICED before sending payment, only the Post Office will make the final package weight determination. IF YOUâe(tm)RE A POTENTIAL INTERNATIONAL BIDDER OR BUYER, PLEASE READ âeoe FOR SHIPPING ESTIMATION âe

Everything is original and AS IS . I list all description to the best I can find but sometimes t can be an error. Please, if anyone knows more about any item I have for sale please email so I can correct my description(s). Satisfaction is guaranteed or your bidding price will be refunded ( EXCLUDING shipping and insurance cost) upon receipt of the returned item PROVIDING that the item or items have NOT been damaged during transit.

Buyer will pay shipping, packing materials (if applicable), insurance is always optional, but recommended, especially for all types of fragile items. I will not be held responsible for uninsured items once they leave my possession (that's what insurance is for), NOR will I be held responsible for the transportation or handling method of all shippers, foreign and/or domestic. All International packages subjected to ship Priority Mail International.

In the case of breakage, do not return item, buyer must file a claim at their Post Office; this is the Post Offices rules, not mine. Post Office will not honor claims from a seller. I pack my items to Post Office standards. To file an insurance claim with the Post Office you must take items, packaging, box, a copy of your auction (for picture of item(s) and invoice (available on PayPal) to the Post Office. Post Office will keep the contents and the box. Post Office will issue the insured amount but not the shipping costs.

FOR SHIPPING ESTIMATION : If weight is listed and youâe(tm)d like a quick estimate for the shipping cost, then go to and use the postal shipping calculator (available f...