Text Box:   VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars. VIRTUAL MUSEUM

BINOCULARS BY BRAND: MY RESEARCH H-P

MARK OHNO

Text Box: Miniature Binocular Brand Names “H”-”P”
Markennamen von Miniaturferngläsern „H“-P„   . Marques Miniatures de 
Jumelles «H»-«P». ミニチュア双眼鏡の銘柄。名 ┌H┐-┌P┐. Миниатюрные 
бинокли торговой марки «H»-«P». Miniatyr Kikare Varunamn “H“-“P“. Prismáticos en Miniatura Nombres de Marca «H»-«P» .

Previously little information was available about what brands of miniature binoculars had been made, in what powers, or who made them. My research has amassed a fair amount of information, and it is posted below for you. Vorher waren wenig Informationen verfügbar über, welche Marken von Miniaturferngläsern gemacht worden waren. Oder wer die Ferngläser herstellte. Meine Forschung hat einen angemessenen Betrag Informationen angesammelt. Précédemment peu d'information était disponible au sujet de quelles marques des jumelles miniatures avaient été faites, ou qui les a faites. Ma recherche a trouvé beaucoup d'informations

 BINOCULAR  ABBREVIATIONS .  FERNGLAS-ABKÜRZUNGEN . BRÉVIATIONS DE JUMELLES

MIOJ : Made In Occupied Japan: Hergestellt in besetztem Japan, Fabriqué au Japon occupé X : Binoculars in my collection: Fernglas in meiner Sammlung, Jumelles dans mon recueil CF : Center Focus: Mitteltreib, Système pointe central IF: Individual focus:  Okular Einzeleinstellung, chaque optique est réglable séparément  Blk/Sil : Black & Silver: schwarze und silberne Farben, couleurs noires et argentées JB : manufacture code for company assembling the binocular:  Kodierte Markierung der Firma das binokulare zusammenbauend, inscription de la compaignie qui assemblant les jumelles JE : manufacture code for company providing metal parts, Kodierte Markierung der Firma von den Teilen, inscription de la compaignie qui fournient les pieces metalliques  6x15, 7x18:  Power & Objective: Vergrößerung und  Objektiv-Durchmesser, ,Grossissement  et Diamètre de l'objectif ,ME : Metal Eyepieces   RE: Rubber Eyepieces PE: all Plastic Eyepiece  CE: Composite: plastic w/ metal insert eyepiece (xxx market) : believed intended for US market unless noted otherwise, and Binoculars believed of Japan origin unless noted, Die Ferngläser, die vom japanischen Ursprung, für amerikanischen Markt geglaubt wurden, waren, wenn nicht anders vermerkt. Jumelles jumelles de l'origine japonaise, pour le marché américain, étaient, sauf indication contraire.

**REV 8/6/2015**

*Haco binoculars: See Super Haco binoculars

*Halina binoculars : UK trademark owner 8/21/1956-present  W. Haking Enterprises Limited1401 Devon House,

       979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Halina 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB74/mfg Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, JE57/ parts mfgr Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

Halina 8x20 CF binoculars

*Hambletonian binoculars: based US patent 657.365 of July 1953 a brand of Peerless Camera Stores, 415 Lexington, NY, NY

X Hambletonian binoculars 6x15 IF Blk/Sil, ME, variant 1 marked “TOA” so mfgr: Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo, no mfgr code

X Hambletonian binoculars 6x15 IF Blk/Sil, ME, variant 2 marked “Eikow”, Eikow became Mizar Optical Instruments

X Hambletonian binoculars 6x15 IF Blk/Sil, ME, variant 3 marked “EOC”, believed to be Eikow Optical Co.

X Hambletonian binoculars 6x15 IF Gold/Blk

Hambletonian binoculars 6x15 IF Gold/Blk marked “24k gold”

Hamilton 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,

Hampion 12X50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (European market)

*Hansa binoculars: brand of Omiya Shahin Yohin Kabuski Kasha DBA Omiya Photo Supply Co Ltd , Jimbocho 1-chome Kanda, Chyoda-Ku Tokyo Japan

X Hansa 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “K” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, no manufacturer code

X Hansa 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME JB74/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo JE51/parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

X Hansa 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME JB74/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo JE51/parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

Hansa 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Hansa 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Harpers 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 1, MSC” marked, so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd, no manufacturer code

Harpers 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 2, lightweight” marked

Harpers 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 3, JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc.

Harpers 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Harpers 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

X Harpers 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

Harpers 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JE50/ parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Harpers 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE,  no manufacturer code

Harpers 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Harpers 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

Harpers 10x30 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,

Harrison 6x15 CF binoculars All gold color

Hedler 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSC”marked, so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd (European market)

Hedler 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European/German market)

X Helena 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

*Hercules binoculars: See also binoculars by United Binocular, Hercules binoculars were reportedly made by Asahi

Hercules 6x13 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,

X Hercules 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars All Black, ME, no mfgr code, “occupied Japan”1945-Apr. 1952 “WK

Hercules 6x15 IF MOIJ binoculars Blk/Sil, no mfgr code, “occupied Japan”1945-Apr. 1952 no mfgr code

X Hercules 6x18 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, Blk prism covers, “occupied Japan”1945-Apr. 1952, no mfgr code

X Hercules 6x18 IF  binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

Hercules 6x18 IF binoculars All silver

X Hercules 6x20 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, w/ blk prism covers “occupied Japan”1945-Apr. 1952, no mfgr code

*Herters binoculars: Herters was a mail order outdoor outfitter  from around 1947 until banckruptsy in 1981

X Herters 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB1/manufacturer Toa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo

Herters 6x25 CF binoculars

Herters 7x25 CF binoculars

*Heiland Pentax binoculars:  the Heiland division of Honeywill distributed asahi Optical Co Pentax products in the USA from around 1959 until 1977

Heiland Pentax  6x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, Asahi Optical Co, Tokyo

X High Score Grand View Thoroughbred  6x15 IF binoculars “mod 375” “TJK” Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co 

    Ltd JE84/ parts Oei Kogaku Co Ltd

X Hilton 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Hilton Power Glide 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 1 TOA” marked so mfgr TOA Kogaku Co Ltd 

Hilton Power Guide 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 2 no markings

Hippos 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

Hippos 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/SAll silver, ME (Europe/Sweden market)

HK Ideal Helgoland 12X50 CF binocularsBlk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd (European market)

*H.O.C. binoculars: based on H.O.C. markings and JB56/Hyoshi Optical Co observed on some n a Mayflower  binoculars, HOC is believed to be Hiyoshi Optical Co or Hiyoshi Kogaku Co. Hiyoshi also made various size binoculars for Vixen and Swift.  HOC is also encountered in association with the “Ocean” brand name.                                              

HOC 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Swedish market)

*Honeywell binoculars : see also Asahi binoculars; Pentax binoculars; Hieland binoculars. T  he Heiland division of Honeywill distributed Asahi Optical Co Pentax products in the USA from around 1959 until 1977

Honeywell 6x25 CF binoculars

Honeywell Pentax Asahi 7x25 IF binoculars JB6/ Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd., JE49/ Sankyo Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.

Hope 8x20 CF binoculars

Horizon 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Horizon 6x15 IF binoculars All Sil, ME

Horizon 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JE50/ parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (Netherlands/European market)

Horizon 7x18 CF binoculars

Horizon 7x25 CF binoculars

Horizon 7x28 IF binoculars All Silver

Horizon 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JE7/metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo (UK market)

Horizon 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil w. blk objective bbls, JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku (European market)

*Hoya binoculars: See also Marbo Hoya binoculars

*Hoya binoculars: current trademark owner for Hoya brand binoculars is Hoya Corp, 2-7-5, Naka-Ochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo,         Japan

X Hoya 6x15 CF Blk/Sil, ME, “Naoki” marked, JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc.

X Hoya 7x15 CF Blk/Sil JB93/ mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co

Hoya 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Hoya 7x18 CF binoculars variant 1 Blk/Sil JB231/mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo 

X Hoya 7x18 CF binoculars variant 2 Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku

Hoya 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Hoya 8x20CF binoculars Blk/ Sil (Australia market)

X Hoya 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/ Sil JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku

Hoya 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/ Sil JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku

*Hunter binoculars: See Swift binoculars

Hurricane 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Hurricane 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB5/mfgr Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd., JE50/ parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Hyperion 6x15 IF MIOJ all black, no manufacturer code

Impakta 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Imperial 6x15 binoculars Blk/Sil

X Imperial 7x18 binoculars Blk/Sil JB69/mfgr Akebono Kogyo Co. JE50/ parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Imperial 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Imperial 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil MSC marked, Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd

Invincible 8x25 CF binoculars

Invincible 8x28 CF binoculars (UK market)

X Invincible 10x30 CF binoculars (UK market)

Iris 6x15 IF binoculars (Japan market)

Iveco VergUtete Optik (wide angle) 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

Iveco 6x15 CF binoculars  Blk/Sil JB231/mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo  (European market)

Iveco 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku, JE50/ parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (European mkt)

Iveco VergUtete Optik (wide angle)10x30 CF Blk/Sil no manufacturer code (European market)

Jana 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Jana 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Jana Deluxe 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE

X Jana Deluxe 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 1: angled objective housings, no manufacturer code

X Jana Deluxe 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, variant 2: bell shape objective housings, marked “DOS” in 2 spots,

Jana Deluxe 8x28 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Jana Deluxe 9x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Jana Deluxe 9x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Jason binoculars are a brand of Jason/Empire, Kansas City, Mo. USA

X Jason 6x15 IF binoculars all chrome, CE, “AKC” logo Akebono Kogyo Co

Jason 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil

X Jason 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku, JE50/parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Jason 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

X Jason 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Jason 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku

JCB 8x CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

Jewel 7x25 CF binoculars

*John Barker & Co Ltd. was an emporia of 64 departments on the high street Kensington with associated premises occupying virtually every spot between King and Young streets in Kensington London England

Joim 7x25 CF binoculars

*Jupiter binoculars: see AOCo binoculars

*Jupiter binoculars note: US trademark owner: Asahi Optical, later Pentax Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd., Japan 1948-present

*Kalimar binoculars note: trademark owner/distributor : Tiffen Co. LLC., Happauge New York, 11788, USA from 1992,

        distributor of Asian optical products ca 1952 to 1999

X Kalimar 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “AKC” logo Akebono Kogyo Co

X Kalimar 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE84/metal parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Co Ltd

X Kalimar 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil model K7079, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE84/ parts Oei Kogaku Co Ltd

Kalimar 7x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE84/ parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Co Ltd

X Kalimar 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

X Kalimar 12x50 CF binoculars, Blk/Sil, PE,JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE50/parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

*Kanto and Glanz binoculars were probably manufactured and/or distributed by or for Kanto Optical Co (Kantō Kōgaku Kabushiki Kaisha) (関東光学株式会社) or Kanto Optical Instrument Mfg Inc. 3 Shiba Kotohira-cho, Minatu-ku, Tokyo, Japan

X Kanto Carol 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variation 1 bright chrome

X Kanto Carol 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variation 2 brushed chromeKanto marked .

Kanto KOC 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil variation 3

Kanto Carol 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver, ME

Kanto Rosette 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver, ME

Karl Luzen 6x15 binoculars

X Karl Siez 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “confusa-name” Japanese optics invoking “Carl Zeiss Jena” no mfgr. code

Karl Stein 8x30 CF binoculars

X Karlstlin 8x20 CF binoculars “Tag-Nacht” Blk/Sil, (German market)

Karl Weiz 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “confusa-name” lines of Japanese optics invoking “Carl Zeiss Jena”

Kenko 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Kenko 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JE79/parts Furukawa Kogaku Seisakujo, owned Kenco Japan (exporter/trading co)

Kenko 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, (Australia)

Kenko 8x20 CF binoculars All silver, RE, (Japan market) may be Chinese Mfgr

Kenko 8x20 CF binoculars All black (Japan market)

Kenko 10x20 CF binoculars All black (Japan market)

Kenko Skymate 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Kent Polaris 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Kent Optics Polaris 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Kestral 8x20 CF Blk/Sil (UK market) MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd.,

King 7x25 CF binoculars

X King 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code (UK market)

King 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd (UK market)

X King 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X King 15x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil bx mkd mfgd Asanuma & Co Ltd, JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd (UK mkt)

*KOIC binoculars : See Kuroki Optical Instrument Co. Ltd binoculars

*Komura binoculars: trademark owner: Sankyo Koki Co. Ltd., 69 Kita-Inaricho, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan (photo equip & optics brand)

Komura 7x18 binoculars

Komura 8x20 CF binoculars All Black

Komura 10x20 binoculars

*Korvette and Korvettes binoculars (name both with and without S on end is documented on miniature binoculars, believed to be a brand of  NY regional discount Department store E.J. Korvette, 1948-1980. (Korvette Stores Limited in Canada is an unrelated entity. )

X Korvettes 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc.

Korvettes 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Korvette 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc.

Korvettes 7x25 IF CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Kotobuki 6x15 IF binoculars all black, pre-WWII

X Lafayette 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, marked “TOA” so manufacturer Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo, no mfgr code

*Lamay Binoculars: See also AoCo Lamay binoculars

X Lamay 6x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “K” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo (Australia Market)

Lancia 12x50 CF binoculars

X Lars 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., JE 57/ Oji Kogaku Kikai Co. Ltd.

X Le Fils Paris binoculars  Blk, French, external prism covers, non miniature

*LeGran binoculars : US trademark holder Le Gran Corp 3090 Airport Way Long Beach California 1972-

X LeGran 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/mfgr Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

X Le Gran 6x15 IF binoculars model no LE504” Blk/Sil, RE, JB231/mfgr Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

X Le Gran 8x20 CF binoculars model LE502” Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Lemont 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Lemont 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Lemont 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Lentar binoculars : US trademark holder Interphoto Corporation, Palisades Park, California USA) 1977-1999, photo equip & optics brand

X Lentar 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Lentar 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil , marked “HONG KONG”

Lichter 6x18 IF MIOJ binoculars all silver, ME, no manufacturer code

X Lichter 7x18 IF MIOJ binoculars all silver, ME, marked “KOC” no mfgr code “occupied Japan”, so 1945-Apr. 1952

X Lichter Custom 7x18 IF binoculars all silver, ME, no manufacturer code

*Lichter binoculars: See also Golden Lichter binoculars

*Lieberman & Gortz: tradename of H&G/ Headquarters & General Supplies Ltd, 196/200 Coldharbor La, Loughboro Junct, London SE5 UK

X Lieberman & Gortz 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (UK market)

Light MOC 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Light TOC 7x18CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Limer 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “AOCo” marked, mfgr Asahi Optical Co., (UK market)

Limer 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/mfgr Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

X Limer 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

Limer 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Limer 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Linden 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME. “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., no manufacturer code

X Linden 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,  JB001/mfgr Toa Kogaku Co.

X Linet 10x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd JE50/parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X LL Bean 6x15 IF model 709binoculars All Black PE JB001/mfgr Toa Kogaku Co. JE79/parts Furukawa Kogaku Seisakujo

Look 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd 

X Lucifer 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code 

X Lucifer A.K.C 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “occupied Japan”, so 1945-Apr. 1952 “AKC” Akebono Kogyo Co

X Lucifer A.K.C 6x15 IF  binoculars All Silver, ME, “import” marked, no manufacturer code, (Sweden market)

Lucifer 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB69/manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co.

X Lucifer 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB69/manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co.

X Lucifer 7x18 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil Marked “made in occupied Japan”,so 1945-Apr.1952 “AKC  Akebono Kogyo Co

X Lucifer AKC 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “AKC” mark/ Akebono Kogyo Co

X Lucifer 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME JB69/manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co.JE50/parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Lumen 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Lumion binoculars : See also TOA binoculars & TOR binoculars

Luex 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Luna 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Luna binoculars believed a brand of Berkey Marketing Co’s div of Berkey Photo, 25-20 Brooklyn Queens Expy, Woodside NY 

X Luna 6x15 IF binoculars All silver, ME, “Plum” marking so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

X Luna 7x15 IF binoculars All silver, ME, “Luna by Scope”. K” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

X Luna 7x15 IF binoculars All silver, ME

Luna 7x15 CF binoculars All silver, ME, “K” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

Luna 7x15 CF binoculars Gold color K” logo/ Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo (Lupinus brand owned Kowa Co Japan)

Luna 7x18 IF binoculars All silver, ME

Luna 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Lupinus binoculars: trademark owner in the UK, US, Canada was Kowa Co Japan

Lupinus 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

X Lupinus 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “K” logo/ Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo (Lupinus brand owned Kowa Co Japan)

Lupinus 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Lupinus 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Lupinus 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “K” logo/ Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo (Lupinus brand owned Kowa Co Japan)

X Lupinus 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Lupinus 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Lupinus 10x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil 

Lupinus 10x40 CF binoculars

X Luxor 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, no mfgr code,  marked “made in occupied Japan”, so 1945-Apr.1952

X Luxor 6x18 IF MIOJ binoculars Silver frame w/ black prism covers, ME, no mfgr code, “occupied Japan”, 1945-Apr.1952

Luxor 6x18 IF MIOJ binoculars All Silver, ME

X Lynden 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB1/manufacturer Toa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo

X Lynden 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

Maga 6 x 15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Magnon 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Magnon 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Mamiye 8x20 CF binoculars “Aoki” marked, Blk/Sil, ME, JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

*Manon binoculars: US trademark holder Miura Shoji K.K. 206 New Kokusai Bldg. Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Japan 1964-2006

X Manon 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (variant 1) K” logo/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

X Manon 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (variant 2) JE7/metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

Manon 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Manon 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Manon 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JE7/metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

Manon 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Manon 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Manon 7x23 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Marbo Hoya binoculars: see also Hoya binoculars

X Marbo 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “TOA” marked so so mfgr: Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo, no mfgr code

X Marbo Hoya 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

X Marcury 7 x 18 IF Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Marine 12x50 CF binoculars “weitwinkel” (wide angle) “vergutete” (coated) Blk/Sil JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku (Germany market)

*Marbo Hoya binoculars: likely distributed by luxury goods distributor  of pens, leather goods, desk accessories etc Mark Cross which existed under various variations of corporate name and owners since 1845

X Mark Cross 6x15 binoculars Aoco marked Blk/Sil, mfgr Asahi Optical Co.

X Maruzen 9x20 CF binoculars Lux Koyu logo, Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Max 8x20 CF binoculars  Blk/Sil, ME (German market) 

Max 10x20 CF binoculars  Blk/Sil, ME (German market) 

X Mayar 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, no manufacturer code, (UK market)

*Mayfower binoculars: believed a brand of Colonial Optical Co Inc. 8401 S. La Cienega Blvd, Englewood, Ca. 90301

X Mayflower 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB231/manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

Mayflower 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd

Mayflower 7 x 18  IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB231/manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

Mayflower 7 x 18  IF binoculars Blk/Sil “Lightweight”, “K” logo/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

X Mayflower 7x18 CF binoculars (variant 1) Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Mayflower 7x18 CF binoculars (variant 2) Blk/Sil, JB231/manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

Mayflower 7x18 CF binoculars (variant 3) Blk/Sil, JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

Mayflower 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Mayflower 7x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Mayflower 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB231/ manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

Meji 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSK” logo  Meiji Seiko Kogaku (Sweden market)

X MeNan 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSC” marked and JB5/manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd 

MeNan 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB5/manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd 

MeNan 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSC” marked and JB5/manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd  (UK market)

Mercury 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/ manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo (Japan market)

Mercury 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Mercury 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Mercury 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/ manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo (Japan market)

X Mercury 12x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME no manufacturer code

Mercury 12x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/ manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo(Japan market)

X Michaud 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Micro Executive 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Midget  6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Mikron : See Nippon Kogaku binoculars, also Nikon binoculars, also Revue binoculars

X Milo 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB74/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, JE51/parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Ltd. (UK mkt)

Milo 6x15 CF binoculars All Gold color, ME (UK market)

Milo 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Milo 8x20 CF binoculars variant 1 Blk/Sil, RE, (UK market) no manufacturer code

Milo 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2 JB74/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo, JE51/parts mfgr Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. (UK mkt)

X Milo 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo (UK market)

X Minette 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JE7/metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

Minox BD 6x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, recent manufacture

Minox 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, recent manufacture          

Minster 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB50/manufacturer: Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK market)

*Mint Casino Promotional binoculars: See Sahara casino promotional binoculars

*Minuette binoculars: see also Atco binoculars

Minuette 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, believed associated with Atco

Minuette 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver believed  associated with Atco

Minuette 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME variant 1 JB74/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo, JE51/parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd

X Minuette 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, variant 2 no manufacturer code, believed associated with Atco

Minuette 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 3 JB231/manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo, associated with Atco

X Minuette 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 4 no manufacturer code, “K” mark so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo

X Mirakel (Harwix) 5x65 IF binoculars All Black (made in Germany), made with bakelite body

Mizar 8x21 IF binoculars

Mizar 10x20 CF binoculars All Black, RE 

MLC 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB74/mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo, JE51/parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. (European market)

Monofot 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JE50/metal parts manufacturer: Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (European market)

X Mora 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/ satin chrome “NAOKI” marked JB1/mfgr Toa Kogaku Co, JE50/parts: Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Mora 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/shiny chrome “TOA” marked mfgr Toa Kogaku Co

X Mora 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB001/mfgr Toa Kogaku Co. Ltd JE50/metal parts mfgr: Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

*Montgomery Wards binoculars : see Wards binoculars

*MSC: see binoculars made by Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd

*MSK: see binoculars made by Meiji Seiko Kogaku

X Mt Fuji 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (variant 1) JB231/manufacturer Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

X Mt Fuji 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, (variant 2) NAOKI” marked JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

Mt Fuji 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Mt Fuji 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd

Mt Fuji 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Muse 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

Muse Tokyo 7x18 IF binoculars

X Neopetron 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, “MSK” marked probably Meiji Seiko Kogaku

Neopetron 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, “MSK” marked probably Meiji Seiko Kogaku

X Netjet 10x20 CF binoculars All silver, RE, no mfgr indicated in box/ papers, presumed made in China) (UK market)

*Nikko binoculars, pre WWII trade name of Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha binoculars

X Nikko Mikron 6x IF binoculars All black (Nikko is pre WWII trade name of Nippon Kogaku, pre Nikon)

Nikko 8x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME post war (not associated with pre war Nikko Mikron, nor Nippon Kogaku, nor Nikon)

*Nikon binoculars: see also Nikko binoculars, see also Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha binoculars

Nikon 5x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Nikon 6x15 CF binoculars (variant 1) Blk/Sil, PE, JB7/mfgr Nikon Corp, JE44/ parts  likura Kogaku Seisakujo Inc.

X Nikon 6x15 CF binoculars (variant 2) Blk/Sil JB7/manufacturer Nikon Corp

X Nikon 6x15 CF binoculars All silver  (current production pattern): manufacturer:  Nikon Corp

Nikon 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Marked Nikon) manufacturer:  Nikon Corp

X Nikon 7x15 CF binoculars all black, (current production pattern): manufacturer:  Nikon Corp

X Nikon 7x15 CF binoculars Champagne “Mikron 2000” Limited Edition, mfgr:  Nikon Corp (2,000 made yr 2000-2001)

*Nipole binoculars :  See Charles Frank binoculars

*Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha binoculars (Japan Optical Industries Co), then NIKON Corp in 1988, see also Nikko

X Nippon Kogaku 5x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, JB7/mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo JE44/parts likura Kogaku Seisakujo Inc.

X Nippon Kogaku 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha, (pre NikonCorp)

X Nippon Kogaku 6x 15 IF MOIJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo “occupied Japan”, so 1945-Apr. 1952

Nippon Kogaku 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (pre Nikon Corp)

Nippon Kogaku 6x15  IF binoculars All Blk mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (pre Nikon Corp)

Nippon Kogaku 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (pre Nikon Corp)

X Nippon Kogaku 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB7/ mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo, JE44/parts mfgr likura Kogaku Seisakujo Inc.

Nippon Kogaku 7x15 CF binoculars All Blk mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (pre Nikon Corp)

Nippon Kogaku 7x15 IF binoculars All Blk mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha (pre Nikon Corp)

Nishline 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Noak 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB47/mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho IncJE50/ parts  Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK mkt)

Noctorex 7x25 binoculars Blk/Sil “Spezial” marked (German market)

Norlux 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (European market)

Norlux 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

Norlux 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB5/manufacturer Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd., made circa 1970 (European market)

Oakley 10x30 CF binoculars

Ocean 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Ocean 7x18 IF binoculars Brown/Sil

X Ofuna 6x18 CF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Ofuna Optical Instrument Co (closed 1963)”occupied Japan” 1945-1952

X Ofuna 6x18 CF Heron binoculars Blk/Sil, ME,no mfgr code

X Ofuna 6x18 CF Woodsman binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Ofuna Optical Instrument Co. (closed 1963)

*O.I.C. binoculars: See binoculars made by Optical Industrial Co (later called Olympus)

*Ointments du St Laurent promotional binoculars: See St Laurent cement promotional binoculars

Okley binoculars Blk/Sil UK market)

Olympia 10x20 binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

X Olympia 12x40 binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd (European market/ Greece)

Olympic 6x15 binoculars Blk/Sil

Olympic 6x25 binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Olympic 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Japan market)

X Olympic 8x28 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd

Olympic 10x18 IF binoculars All silver

Omega 6x15 IF binoculars All silver

X Omega 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Omega 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Omega 8x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Omega 12x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Omega 10x24 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

X Omega 15 x 20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Omega 15 x 24 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Omega 15 x 24 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Opal 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

Optex binoculars: Optex, doing business as SPI/Southern Precision Instruments, was located at 3419 E. Commerce St, San  

     Antonio, Texas 

X Optex 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, marked “SPIJB69/manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co.

Optex 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, marked “SPI”, JB5/mfgr: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd. (Optex owned by Gentec Canada )

Optex 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, marked “SPIJB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Ltd, Optex  owned Gentec Canada )

Optex 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil marked “MSC” mfgr: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd.

Opticam 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

Optiphot 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

X Optistar 6x IF binoculars all black, ME, “ABC” Alfred Baumann Cassel, Fϋllgrabe & Co, Germany, ca 1920-1929

X Optistar 6x IF binoculars all black, ME, “Ecker Luzern” Swiss private brand Germany, ca 1927-1929

Orion 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Orion 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku,Ltd, brand associated w/ Nikko Seisakujo Co. Ltd (UK mkt)

Orion 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, variant 1, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Ltd, JE50/parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo  (UK mkt)

Orion 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE variant 2, marked “MSC mfgr: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd. (UK mkt)

X Orion 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 3, JB5/mfgr: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd. (UK mkt)

X Oshima 10x24 IF binoculars All silver, ME 

*O.S.K. binoculars: See binoculars made by Omori Sogo Kogaku

OVO 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil

OVO 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars All black except silver eyepieces & objective bbls, ME

Oxford 6x15 IF  binoculars

X Oxley 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Oxley 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Pallas 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231/mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

X Pallas 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku JE50/parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (Europe mkt/ Italy) 

Pallas EWA 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/mfgr Seiwa Kogaku

Pallas Sport 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

* Palomar binoculars note: US trademark holder Thalson Co 682 Mission St, San Francisco, CA from 1948

Palomar 7 x 18 CF binoculars White/Sil (Palomar brand prev. owned Thalson Co. S.F., Ca.)

Palomar 7 x 18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Palomar brand prev. owned Thalson Co. S.F., Ca.)

Palomar 7 x 18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “Kuroki” marked

X Palomar 7 x 18 IF binoculars All Silver ME“certified”, “Kuroki” marked, mfgr presumably Kuroki Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.

Pamex 10 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Panamco 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Panorama binoculars : See Simor binoculars

Pathescope 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Pathescope 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Patrician 6x15 binoculars Blk/Sil

Patrician 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Patrician Deluxe 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Patrician Deluxe 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Pearl Tokyo 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Pearl 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Pearls 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code, marked “made in occupied Japan”, so 1945-Apr. 1952

X Peerless 6x15 IF Blk/Sil

*Pentax binoculars: see also AOCo binoculars

*Pentax binoculars note: Pentax was a brand of Asahi Optical Co.Ltd. (Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha)(旭光学工業株式会社) . then of Pentax Corp, then of Hoya Corp.

X Pentax 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB6/ Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd., JE49/ Sankyo Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.

X Pentax 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “Pentax” marked, manufacturer: Asahi Optical Co

XPentax 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “50th anniversary of founding”JB6/ Asahi Kogaku Kogyo,JE49/ partsSankyo Kogaku Kogyo

*Perl binoculars: brand of  Vixen Optical Industries, 247 Hongo, Tokorozawa, Saitama, 359, Tokyo, Japan

X Perl 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/shiny chrome, no manufacturer code

X Perl 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

Perl 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE

Perl 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 1 JB5/manufacturer Meiji Seiko Co Ltd.JE50/parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Perl 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 2 “MSC” marked/mfgr Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., no manufacturer code

Perl 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1 JE50/metal parts manufacturer Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Perl 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil ME, variant 2 “PLUM” and K logo markings so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Perl 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

X Perl 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE (UK market)

X Petite 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code (UK market)

Petite 6 x 18 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk prism covers sil frame, ME, no manufacturer code

X Petite 8 x 20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Petlux 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Petlux 7x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Petlux 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Petlux 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd. JE50/parts  Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Petlux Seiwa 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. JE94/Ibuki Kogaku Co. Ltd.

X Petlux Seiwa 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo 

Petlux Seiwa 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93/mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd  (UK market)

X Petlux Seiwa 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, JB93/mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd  (UK market)

Petlux Seiwa 15 x50 CF binoculars Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

X Petlux Shannon 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,CE,JB93/mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd JE50/metal parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Petlux Shannon 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Pigeon 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Petlux Shannon 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB93/mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. JE50/metal parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Pigmy 6x IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

*Pigmy binoculars : also see Yamoto Kogako Co Ltd. Binoculars

*Pilot binoculars : see Scope Pilot binoculars

*Plum binoculars : though not a registered trademark, Plum is believed to be a brand of Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

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X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “K” logo so manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (no field 7” marking), no mfgr code

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE ( field 7’ marked variant) no manufacturer code

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars All Silver, ME “K” logo so manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Plum 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “K” logo mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd “occupied Japan”, so 1945-Apr. 1952,

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (EP marked variant)

Plum 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil K” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “K” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Plum 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, me manufacturer probably Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “K” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Plum 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB74/manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo, JE51/parts mfgr Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

Plum 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil K” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “K” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (UK market)

Plum 14x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo

*Pointer binoculars: see alsoVega binoculars

Pointer 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Pollux 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93