Man watching rocket launch with binoculars Text Box: VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars. Binoculars MUSEUM

MARK OHNO

Miniature Binocular Iconography. Fernglas Bildniskunde. Jumelles Iconographie. Бинокли Петербург. 双眼鏡 ブランド。 関連付けられているイメージ。 Iconografía Prismáticos. Iconografia dei Binocoli in Miniatura.

 

- GERMAN ORIGINS #1

- GERMAN ORIGINS #2

- GERMAN ORIGINS #3

- GERMAN ORIGINS #4

- GERMAN ORIGINS #5

- GERMAN ORIGINS #6

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #1

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #2

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #3

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #4

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #5

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #6

- JAPANESE ORIGINS #7

- INTRODUCTION #1

- INTRODUCTION #2

- DISTRIBUTION #1

- DISTRIBUTION #2

- DISTRIBUTION #3

- DISTRIBUTION #4

- DISTRIBUTION #5

- DISTRIBUTION #6

- DISTRIBUTION #7

- DISTRIBUTION #8

- DISTRIBUTION #9

- FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #1

- FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #2

- FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #3

- FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #4

- BINOCULARS BY BRAND A-B

- BINOCULARS BY BRAND C-G

- BINOCULARS BY BRAND H-M

- BINOCULARS BY BRAND N-Q

- BINOCULARS BY BRAND R-S

- BINOCULARS BY BRAND T-Z

- PHOTO GALLERY #1

- PHOTO GALLERY #2

- PHOTO GALLERY #3

- PHOTO GALLERY #4

- PHOTO GALLERY #5

- PHOTO GALLERY #6

- PHOTO GALLERY #7

- PHOTO GALLERY #8

- PHOTO GALLERY #9

- PHOTO GALLERY # 10

- PHOTO GALLERY # 11

- PHOTO GALLERY # 12

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #1

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #2

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #3

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #4

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #5

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #6

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #7

- VINTAGE ADVERTISING #8

- ORIGINAL BOXES #1

- ORIGINAL BOXES #2

- CAN YOU REPAIR THESE?

- REPAIR SEIZED OCULARS IF

- COLLIMATE AND REPAIR CF

- MORE REPAIRS #1

- MORE REPAIRS #2

- MORE REPAIRS #3

- IDENTIFY THIS

- SWAP SHOP & MISC

- MISC #1

- MISC #2

- BIG & SMALL #1

- BIG & SMALL #2

- BIG & SMALL #3

- BIG & SMALL #4

- BIG & SMALL #5

- BIG & SMALL #6

- BIG & SMALL #7

- BIG & SMALL #8

- OTHER BINOCULARS #1

- OTHER BINOCULARS #2

- OTHER BINOCULARS #3

- OTHER BINOCULARS #4

- OTHER BINOCULARS #5

- OTHER BINOCULARS #6

- OTHER BINOCULARS #7

- OTHER BINOCULARS #8

- OTHER BINOCULARS #9

- OTHER BINOCULARS #10

- OTHER BINOCULARS #11

- OTHER BINOCULARS #12

- OTHER BINOCULARS #13

- OTHER BINOCULARS #14

- OTHER BINOCULARS #15

- OTHER BINOCULARS #16

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #01

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #02

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #03

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #04

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #05

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #06

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #07

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #08

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #09

- BINOCULAR CATALOGS #10

- DATA BINOCULARS BRANDS

- INDEX #1 (A-L)

- INDEX #2 (M-Z)

- JB JE MFGR. CODE LIST

- TRADEMARKED LOGOS

Cricket binoculars.
Cricket 7x18 Binoculars.
Cricket fernglas.
Cricket binocolo.
Cricket binoculares.
Cricket prismaticos.
Cricket kikkert.
Cricket verrekijker.
Cricket kiikarit.
Cricket kikare.
Cricket dylbi.
Cricket dvogled.
Cricket dalekohled.
Cricket binoklis.
Cricket ziuronai.
Cricket lornetka.
Cricket binoclu.
Cricket durbun.
Cricket ong nhom.

Photo: W. Lloyd MacKenzie, via Flickr

@ http://www.flickr.com/photos/fron_blaze/

Eagle 8x20 Binoculars.
Eagle binoculars.
Eagle jumelles.
Eagle ferbglas.
Eagle binocolo.
Eagle binoculares.
Eagle prismaticos.
Eagle kikkert.
Eagle verrekijker.
Eagle kiikarit.
Eagle kikare.
Eagle dylbi.
Eagle dvogled.
Eagle dalekohled.
Eagle binoklis.
Eagle ziuronai.
Eagle lornetka.
Ragle binoclu.
Eagle durbun.
Eagle ong nhom. Condor Binoculars.
Condor jumelles.
Condor fernglas.
Condor binocolo.
Condor binoculares.
Condor prismaticos.
Condor kikkert.
Condor verrekijker.
Condor kiikarit.
Condor kikare.
Condor dylbi.
Condor dvogled.
Condor dalekohled.
Condor binoklis.
Condor ziuronai.
Condor lornetka.
Condor binoclu.
Condor durbun.
Condor ong nhom.

Pigeon Binoculars.
Pigeon jumelles.
Pigeom fernglas.
Pigeon binocolo.
Pigeon binoculares.
Pigeon prismaticos.
Pigeon kikkert.
Pigeon verrekijker.
Pigeon kiikarit.
Pigeon kikare.
Pigeon dylbi.
Pigeon dvogled.
Pigeon dalekohled.
Pigeon binoklis.
Pigeon ziuronai.
Pigeon lornetka.
Pigeon binoclu.
Pigeon durbun.
pigeon ong nhom.

Eagle Binoculars with an Interesting History. „Eagle “ Fernglas mit einer interessanten Geschichte. «Eagle» jumelles avec une Histoire Intéressante. «Eagle» Бинокль с интересной историей. Eagle 興味深 い歴史を持つ双眼鏡. Eagle Kikare med en Intressant Historia. Prismáticos Eagle con una historia interesante.

Eagle 7x30 binoculars.
Eagle binoculars
Eagle jumelles.
Eagle fernglas.
Eagle binocolo.
Eagle binoculares.
Eagle prismaticos.
Eagle kikkert.
Eagle verrekijker.
Eagle kiikarit.
Eagle kikare.
Eagle dylbi.
Eagle dvogled.
Eagle dalekohled.
Eagle binoklis.
Eagle ziuronai.
Eagle lornetka.
Eagle binoclu.
Eagle durbun.
Eagle ong nhom.

RAF base Al Adem. Photo: Ray Hindle.

Japanese binoculars documented sold at RAF air base, El Adem, Libya in February 1963. Collection of Mark Ohno

Sometimes binoculars are more interesting because of what they have done and where they have been and what events they have been associated with. These modest Eagle brand binoculars were made in Japan by Meiji Seiko Co Ltd ( 明治精工株式会社 ) and were imported into the UK under the Nov 1962 UK Japan binoculars import quota, and then sent out to the Royal Air Force station at El Adem, Libya, where they were sold to a RAF staff member of the base through the El Adem Welfare Shop (similar to the US Army PX shops) on Feb. 4 1963. They were sold with the condition that they could not be transferred off the base to anyone in Libya. RAF station El Adem, located 16 km south of Tobruk (now Gamal Abdul El Nasser Air base) had been a WWII British air base, and during the 1960’s was a staging and transit base for the British air force. In any case, the owner did bring them back to England at the end of their posting, and they were eventually donated to a hospice charity in London, where they were acquired for this collection on the internet and sent to the USA to be viewed worldwide by millions of people. Probably not a possibility envisioned by whoever purchased them at a hell hole air force outpost in the desert.

Mountain man using Binoculars

Do you own one of these miniature binoculars? Send me a photo of someone looking though them and I may post it on this website. Send by email to

miniature.binoculars@gmail.com.

 

Haben Sie eines dieser Miniaturfernglasbesitzen ? Schicken Sie mir ein Foto von jemanden, wenn sie, und ich kann es auf dieser Website veröffentlichen . Per E-Mail an miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

 

Possédez-vous un de ces jumelles miniatures ? Envoyez-moi une photo de quelqu'un qui cherche si eux et je peux publier sur ce site . Envoyer par email à miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

 

あなたはこれらのミニチュア双眼鏡の 1 を所有していますか?私にそれらかかわら探し誰かの写真を送信し、私はこのウェブサイト上でそれを掲示することがあります m iniature.binoculars@gmail.com

に電子メールで送信します

 

Possiedi uno di questi binocoli miniatura ? Inviami una foto di qualcuno in cerca anche loro e posso postare su questo sito . Invia per e-mail a

miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

 

Vill du äger en av dessa miniatyr kikare ? Skicka mig ett foto av någon ser även dem och jag kan lägga upp den på denna webbplats . Skicka med e-post till miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

 

¿Es usted el propietario de uno de estos binoculares en miniatura ? Envíame una foto de alguien que busca , aunque ellos y puedo publicarlo en este sitio web. Enviar por correo electrónico a miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

 

Ydych chi'n berchen ar un o'r ysbienddrych bach hyn? Anfon llun o rywun yn edrych arnynt er mi ac efallai y byddaf bostio ar y wefan hon. Anfonwch e-bost at miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

General 6x15 Binoculars.
General binoculars.
General jumelles.
General fernglas.
General binocolo.
General binoculares.
General prismaticos.
General kikkert.
General verrekijker.
General kiikarit.
General kikare.
General dylbi.
General dvogled.
General dalekohled.
General binoklis.
General ziuronai.
General lornetka.
General binoclu.
General durbun.
General ong nhom. Ocean 7x18 Binoculars.
Ocean binoculars.
Ocean jumelles.
Ocean fernglas.
Ocean binocolo.
Ocean binoculares.
Ocean prismaticos.
Ocean kikkert.
Ocean verrekijker.
Ocean kiikarit.
Ocean kikare.
Ocean dylbi.
Ocean dvogled.
Ocean dalekohled.
Ocean binoklis. 
Ocean ziuronai.
Ocean lornetka.
Ocean binoclu.
Ocean durbun.
Ocean ong nhom.
Aroma 6x15 Binoculars.
Aroma binoculars.
Aroma jumelles.
Aroma bomocolo.
Atoma binoculares.
Aroma prismaticos.
Aroma kikkert.
Aroma verrekijker.
Aroma kiikarit.
Aroma kikare.
Aroma dylbi.
Aroma dvogled.
Aroma dalekohled.
Aroma binoklis.
Aroma ziuronai.
Aroma lornetka.
Aroma binoclu.
Aroma durbun. 
Aroma ong nhom.
Sailor 6x15 Binoculars.
Sailor binoculars.
Sailor jumelles.
Sailor fernglas.
Saoilor binocolo.
Sailor binoculares.
Sailor prismaticos.
Sailor kikkert.
Sailor verrekijker.
Sailor kiikarit.
Sailor kikare.
Sailor dylbi.
Sailor dvogled.
Sailor dalekohled.
Sailor binoklis.
Sailor ziuronai.
Sailor lornetka.
Sailor binoclu.
Saoilor durbun.
sailor ong nhom. Super Power 6x15 Binoculars Crystal 6x15 binoculars.
Crystal binoculars.
Crystal 6x15 jumelles.
Crystal 6x15 fernglas.
Crystal 6x15 binocolo.
Crystal 6x15 binoculares.
Crystal 6x15 prismaticos.
Crystal 6x15 kikkert.
Crystal 6x15 verrekijker.
Crystal 6x15 kiikarit.
Crystal 6x15 kikare.
Crystal 6x15 dylbi.
Crystal 6x15 dvogled.
Crystal 6x15 dalehkohled.
Crystal 6x15 binoklis.
Crystal 6x15 ziuronai.
Crystal 6x15 lornetka.
Crystal 6x15 binoclu.
Crystal 6x15 durbun.
crystal 6x15 ong nhom. Text Box:    PAGE NAVIGATION: I WANT TO SEE:

Almost What It Seems . Fast, Was Es Scheint, Zu Sein. Presque ce Qu’il Semble. Почти что такое представляется. ほとんどそれがそうであるよ うに思われるもの . Nästan Vad Det Vekar. Casi pero no del Todo.

I WANT THE BEST…

... AND GERMAN IS THE BEST...

By the time WWII was over, a lot of returning American and British soldiers had joined prewar hunters and sportsmen in thinking that the best German binoculars were superior to American and British binoculars. I have to admit thoroughly enjoying some of the Japanese post war marketing efforts to cash in on the names of the famous German optical firms.

FAMOUS & GERMAN

Berühmt und Deutsch. Célèbre et en Allemand. Famoso y Alemán.

ALMOST FAMOUS and ALMOST GERMAN

Fast berühmt und fast deutsch. Presque célèbre et presque Allemand. Casi Famoso y Casi Alemán.

Carl  Wetzlar

Carl  Wetzlar Jenar

Karl Gener

Hans Weiss

Jana

Jana Deluxe

Karl Heitz

Karl Siez

Carl Seitz

Carl Leiss

Carl Seitz  Berlin

Karl  Weiz

Carl Dietz

Karl Heitz

Carl Hoffer

Karl Stein

Carl Szweitzer

Carl Schultz

Fisher Dietz

Karl Schmidt

Karl Voight

Carl Henrich

...but made by companies like Tozaki Kogaku Kogyo & Miyako Seiki Co !!!

So many Carl Wetzlar binoculars were imported and distributed in Canada by W. Carsen Co Ltd 31 Scarsdale Rd Don Mills, Ontario in the 1960’s and 1970’s that it became a well established and well recognized brand name there. Carsen Co also imported and distributed Olympus medical and laboratory optics, and professional motion picture cameras including Bolex under their Charvoz subsidiary. The medical optics successor co was apparently bought by Olympus in 2006.

Rising Sun 5x15 binoculars.
Rising sun binoculars.
Rising Sun 6x15 jumelles.
Rising Sun 6x15 fernglas.
Rising Sun 6x15 binocolo.
Rising Sun 6x15 binoculares.
Rising Sun 6x15 prismaticos.
Rising Sun 6x15 kikkert.
Rising Sun 6x15 verrekijker.
Rising Sun 6x15 kiikarit.
Rising Sun 6x15 kikare.
Rising Sun 6x15 dylbi.
Rising Sun 6x15 dvogled.
Rising Sun 6x15 dalekohled.
Rising Sun 6x15 binoklis.
Rising Sun 6x15 ziuronai.
Rising Sun 6x15 lornetka.
Rising Sun 6x15 binoclu.
Rising Sun 6x15 durbun.
Rising Sun 6x15 ong nhom.