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10 x 80 Observation Binoculars

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Category
Subcategory
Reference
26995
Height
20.5 cm (8")
Width
49 cm (19 1/4")
Depth
41 cm (16 1/4")
Vintage Observation Binoculars, 10 X 80.
A pair of German ex military observation binoculars with 45º incline eyepieces mounted onto an aluminium cradle and gimble. The whole apparatus sits on a vintage adjustable wooden tripod, probably by Carl Zeiss. The binoculars are marked D.F. 10 x 80, X cxn ▲, 95755, 37367 and are made by Busch of Rathenow. cxn is the secret manufacturing code assigned to Busch by the German Army Ordnance Department. There are two knobs on the top of the binoculars, the knob on the right-hand side is for interocular distance adjustment, the left knob is marked 'mittel - hell - klar - dunkel' and is for the shade settings for the lenses, medium - bright - clear - dark. The eyepieces can be focused individually and the optical quality of the lenses is remarkable giving a stunning view. This is a fine pair of binoculars with a highly polished finish, giving it a sculptural look.

The measurements are without the tripod.
Height
20.5 cm (8")
Width
49 cm (19 1/4")
Depth
41 cm (16 1/4")
Condition
Excellent
Year
Circa 1950's
Country
German