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Japanese Naval Binoculars 15 x 80

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Reference
27418
Height
20.5 cm (8")
Width
22 cm (8 3/4")
Depth
50.5 cm (19 1/1")
A large pair of Japanese ex-navy observation binoculars mounted on a vintage adjustable wooden Carl Zeiss design tripod. The WWII marine binoculars with 4º incline eyepieces are marked '15 X 4º, TOKO, No. 1731'. These binoculars are predominately used for viewing the horizon, the optics give outstanding visual clarity and are equal or better than any similar modern binocular. The eyepieces can be adjusted for focus as can the interpupillary distance. The binoculars are a one-piece body casting for increased rigidity with exterior ports for charging the interiors with inert gas to expel moisture. They are fully restored to original working order and give a very good optical performance.

The measurements are without the tripod.

During the Second World War, the Japanese manufactured a great number of large aperture binoculars. Out of all the countries involved in the war who were manufacturing such binoculars, Japan was the most prolific with Toko and Nikko being the largest contributors.
Height
20.5 cm (8")
Width
22 cm (8 3/4")
Depth
50.5 cm (19 1/1")
Condition
Excellent
Year
Circa 1950's
Period
1950-1999
Medium
Aluminum
Country
Japan
Signed Inscribed Dated
TOKO