TRAVEL THINGS INC  

1968 binoculars Advertisement Reseller. Brands: BUSHNELL binoculars.

WESTCHESTER SALES  PO Box 304, Larchmont NY USA. Reseller. 1953 Advertisement. Brands: Unknown

 

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- CAN YOU REPAIR THESE?

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Text Box: VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars.  Research MUSEUM

GOULD LENS SERVICE 26 Franklin Ave Binghamton NY, USA 1952 Binocular Catalog : Dealer. Brand: BUSHNELL binoculars. Gould Lens service was apparently a one man shop run from the family home and started after the war by Kelsey (Burr) Gould whose primary consumer business was binocular and camera repair and whose industrial business was custom lens grinding and prototyping. Kelsey apparently died in 2006 at age 92.

PEERLESS CAMERA 415 Lexington Ave at 43rd St, NY, NY USA, Retail & Mail Order Camera Shop. Brand: HAMBLETONIAN binoculars. 1957  Ad **Note based on US patent 657.365 of July 1953 Peerless was owner of Hambletonian brand.

Hambletonian 6x15 IF binoculars

TASCO SALES INC 1075 NW 71st St, Miami Florida, USA. Sales arm of Importer Tasco Optics. 1973 Binoculars Ad. Brand: TASCO binoculars.

EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO Barrington, NJ, USA. Mail Order Science & Surplus Retailer & Shop. Brand: Unknown. Early 1960’s catalog.

KALIMAR INC. 1909 South Kingshighway, St Louis, Mo. Importer, distributor. 1957 Ad  Brand: KALIMAR binoculars.

Tasco Model 502 8x20 Binoculars

Tasco Model 502 Binoculars

though a 1971 rubber eyepiece  [deluxe?] model 502 version rather than the metal eyepiece model 502 pictured in 1973. Most Tasco 8x20 binoculars seem to have been made by Omori Sogo Kogaku.

DOLLANDS & AITCHISON 28 Old Bond St, London, W1, UK. Retail optical chain 1750-2009 (absorbed by Boots the Chemist in 2009. Brand: DOLLONDS non miniature binocular ad, 1950’s or 1960’s

ORIENTAL IMPORTS PO Box 217, Albany Oregon Importer, distributor. . 1952 Binoculars Ad  Brand: [AOCo ] JUPITER binoculars

TOCHIHARA BINOCULAR CO binoculars advertisement of 13 models. Mfgr. Ca 1973

MATSUSHIMA OPTICAL DEPARTMENT STORE 3-chome, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. Date Unknown (appears to be approximately late 1950’s) Tax Free Catalog. Retailer. Brands: NIPPON KOGAKU, LUPINUS, OFUNA KOGAKU, ASAHI KOGAKU, OKAYA KOGAKU, MEIJI SEIKO miniature binoculars. This is a great little catalog showing what was available in Tokyo at the time. According to Ulrike Schaede and William Grainer in “Japan’s Mangled Globalization ”, Japan had an excise luxury tax system of 50%-60% around that time (15% in the 1960’s). Tax free stores sold goods to foreigners who would “export” the purchased item, and there was a system set up for them to have on the excise tax designed for domestic purchasers refunded. Catalog is probably a US soldier ot tourist bring back.

Collection of Mark Ohno.

JR ENT. Yuma Az.  advertisement Yaching magazine 1983

PHILA SALES Binghampton N.Y. binoculars advertisement 1954

PEERLESS CAMERA   Phila, Pa. USA. 1958 binoculars ad. Brand: HAMBLETONIAN binoculars

SHANTY STORE corner Fair & North Front St., Kingston, NY 1952 ad

Camera Shop Cleveland Ohio, USA 1949 binoculars ad. Brand: NIPPON KOGAKU MIKRON binoculars

FORT PIERCE MERCANTILE Fort Pierce Florida USA USA  1958 ad

K MART High Point North Carolina, USA 1968 binoculars ad. Brand: FOCAL binoculars.

K MART Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1968 binoculars ad. Brand: FOCAL binoculars.

K MART Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1968 ad. Brand: FOCAL binoculars.

JEAN & TROX , 8 North Leroux,Flagstff Arizona. USA 1949 binoculars ad. Brand: NIPPON KOGAKU MIKRON binoculars

MILTS Phoenix, Arizona, 1965 binoculars ad. Brand: MIDGET

PADGITT’S Waco, Texas, USA.