Text Box: VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

 

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- DATA BINOCULARS BRANDS

- INDEX #1 (A-L)

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- JB JE MFGR. CODE LIST

- TRADEMARKED LOGOS

Mark Ohno

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The following list of abbreviated markings is of [mostly] Japanese optical companies involved with binoculars and identified by my research. Some abbreviations are found written, and some appear within logos. Keep in mind the abbreviation could represent Romanji, Anglicized, or the company with an earlier name. This resource is also applicable to telescopes, spotting scopes, microscopes and similar products. This is based on documented logo ownership and other period documentation and is NOT speculative AND NOT based on opinions.

A.K.C. : Akebono Kogaku Co (Akebono Kōgyō Seisakujo 曙光学工業 )

ASA : Asahi Kogakuki Co Ltd.

AOCo : Asahi Optical Co (Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō) & ( 旭光学工業株式会社 )

B.O.L. : Bushnell Optical Laboratory Inc (US based inspection operation

B.S.D. : Bunshodo Co Ltd

C.O.C. : Carton Optical C o (Carton Optical Industries Ltd / カートン光学株式会社)

C.P.O. : Japanese export only marking

E.O.C. : Eikow Optical Co. Ltd

F.E. : Far Eastern Sales Co (US importer)

FJM : Fujimi Optical Co Ltd

F.P.O. : Fuji Photo Optical Co Ltd

FUJIOPT : Fuji Optical Co Ltd

G.M.C. : GMC Trading Co AG of Switzerland, Gujer & Mueli Co .)

K.K. : (preceded by co name) Kabushiki Kaisha ( 株式会社 ) means “stock co”

KKK : Kyowakoki Co Ltd

H.O.C. : Hiyoshi Optical Co .

IHC : Ichizuka Optical Industrial Co Ltd

I.O.C. : Itabashi Optical Mfg Co Ltd

IS : Sokkisha Co. Ltd

JO : J. Osawa Co Ltd

J.T.I.I. : Japan Telescopes Inspection Institute

K : Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo Co Ltd ( 大森総合光学工業 ) (logo)

K.O.C. : Kanto Optical Co ( Kantō Kōgaku Kabushiki Kaisha ) ( 関東光学株式会社 )

K.O.C. : Katsuma Optical Co Ltd ( Katsuma Kōgaku Kōgyō K.K.) ( 勝間光学工業株式会社 )

K.O.C. : Kinei Optical Co

K.O.C. : Kuroki Optical Co Ltd

K.O.I.C. : Kuroki Optical Instrument Co Ltd

KOYU : (not abbr) Koyu Co. Ltd.

KS : Koizumi Sokki Mfg Co Ltd

K.S.S. : Kobayashi Seiki Seisakujo Ltd

LEO : Leotax Camera Co Ltd

M : Mikasa & Co.

M-F-L: Montgomery Frost-Loyd’s Co, Ma USA

M.S.C. : Meiji Seiko Co Ltd ( 明治精工株式会社 )

M.S.K. : Meiji Seiko Kogaku

NAOKI : believed Tokuhiro Micro Binocular Co./ Tokuhiro Kōki Seisakusho Inc./

      徳弘光機製作所株式会社

N.B.K. : Nippon Buna Koki Co. Ltd.

NDK : Nippon Denki Kogyo Co Ltd

NKK : Nanshin Optical Industry Co Ltd ( Nashin Kogaku Kogyo )

O.I.C. : Optical Industrial Co (Zuiho brand of Olympus Optical Co Ltd.)

O.S.K. : Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo Co Ltd ( 大森総合光学工業 )

O.T.C. : Oriental Trading Co . (Exporter buying agent, same entity as Toyo Jitsugo)

PIKA : Nashimura Optical Works Ltd.

R.K.K. : Riken Kōgaku Kōgyō 理研光学工業㈱ , (Pre-Ricoh )

S & A : Swift and Anderson

SES : Sokueisha Co. Ltd

S.K. : Sankyo Kohki Optical Goods Works Ltd

SK : Kuribayashi camera Industry

SM: Mamiya Camera Co Ltd

SMC : trade mark marking of Pentax Corp

S.O.C. : Showa Optical Co Ltd

S.P.I. : Southern Precision Instrument s Co Inc (US importer)

T : Tamaya & Co. Ltd

T : Togodo Optical Co Ltd

TERA : Teraoka Seiko Co Ltd

T.J.K. : Toyo Jitsugo Kogyo Kaisha./ Oriental trading Co. (buying agent/exporter/mfgr)

T.K.K.: Toei Kogaku Kogyo.

T.O.C. (in surround) trade mark of Tokyo Optical Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Y : Yashica Co. Ltd

Y.K.K. : Yamada Kogaku Kogyo Co Ltd

Z in circle logo Zuiho Optical Co Ltd (trading co./exporter), affiliated Zuihō Kōgaku Seiki K.K

  瑞宝光学精機工業株式会社 (assembling manufacturer

Mystery Markings of Miniature Binoculars: Seeking Information. Mystery Markierungen auf Miniatur- Ferngläser : Benötigte Informationen. Marquages Mystèrieux Jumelles Miniatures: Informations Requises. Тайна Миниатюрный Бинокли Маркировки: Информация, необходимая. ミステリーミニチュア双眼鏡マーキング:情報が必要。 Mysterietketter på Minikikare : Information Behövs. Marcas de Misterio en Prismáticos Miniatura: Información Necesaria. Marcature di Misterio sui Binocoli Miniaturizzati: Informazioni Necessarie.

Identified Markings on Mininature Binoculars . Identifiziert Markierungen auf Miniatur- Ferngläser. Les marques relevées sur les jumelles miniatures . Выявленные Маркировка на миниатюрных Бинокль.  ミニチュア双眼鏡で識別マーキング. Identifierade Märkning på Miniatyr Kikare. Las marcas identificadas en Prismáticos miniatura. Marcature Abbreviate Delle Aziende Giapponesi Coinvolte con il Binocolo.

         “ MSC ”  

Meiji S eiko Co Ltd

明治精工株式会社

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KOIC ” when associated with “LICHTER” is Kuroki Optical Instrument Co Ltd. aka: Kuroki Kogaku Kogyo Co . Ltd. This is according to a 1961 book written by Robert & Elsa Reichert, confirmed by the Europa Logos list.

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ミニチュア双眼鏡

かしの双眼鏡

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K.O.C. ” when associated with Lichter is the english translation of Kuroki Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.: Kuroki Optical Company . The brand connection is according to a 1961 book written by Robert & Elsa Reichert.

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BOL ” is Bushnell Optical Laboratory Inc. 2828 East Foothill Blvd, Pasadena Ca 91107, incorporated on 1/02/1952. Bushnell owned this “inspection and further guarantee” company.

JB001 Toa Optical Co., Ltd. (Toa Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha )( 東亜光学株式会社 ): 1-7 Chihaya-cho, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

JB5 JE5 Meiji Seiko Co, Ltd. ( 明治精工株式会社 ) : 803 Yukigaya-cho, Ota-ku, Tokyo

JB6 Asahi Optical Co. Ltd. (Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha ) ( 旭光学工業株式会社 ) 980 Shimura-maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

JB6 Pentax Corporation (Pentakkusu Kabushiki-geisha )( ペンタックス株式会社, )

JB7 JE7 Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd. (Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha) ( 日本工学株式会社 ) : Oi-Morimae-cho, Shingawa-ku, Tokyo

JE11 Omiya Kōgaku Kikai Seisakujo, Tokyo ( 大宮光学機械製作所 )

JE14 Ueta Seiki Co. Ltd

JB17 Otake Optical Co (Otake Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha( 大竹光学工業株式会社 )  

JB25 Zuiho Optical Instrument Co Ltd. ( Zuihō Kōgaku Seiki K.K., Tokyo )( 瑞宝光学精機工業株式会社 ) 3-7 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

JE44 IIkura Optical Works (Iikura Kogaku Seisakujo Inc.) ( 飯倉光学製作所 ) : 43 Tokumaru-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

JB47 Tokuhiro Micro Binocular Co: (Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc)( 徳弘光機製作所株式会社 )9-1101 Nippori-machi, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo

JE49 Sankyo Optical Co Ltd.   (Sankyo Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha) ( 三共光学工業株式会社 ) : 2-8 Naka-Jujo, Kita-ku, Tokyo

JE50 Tanaka Optical Co Ltd (Tanaka Koki Seisakujo) ( 田中光機製作所 ) 4 Fujimi-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

JE51 Yoshimoto Optical Co Ltd. : ( 吉本光学株式会社 ) 1-3340 Nishi-Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

JB56 Hyoshi KogakuCo. Ltd

JB57 JE57 Oji Optical Machine Co. Ltd (Oji Kōgaku Kikai K.K.)( 王子光学機械株式会社 ) 5-34 Inatsuke-Nishi-machi, Kita-ku, Tokyo

JB69 Akebono Optical Co., Ltd. (Akebono Kōgyō Seisakujo) ( 曙光学工業 ) : 1-956 Nogata-cho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

JB74 JE74 Omori Sogo Kōgaku Kōgyō Ltd.( 大森総合光学工業 ) : 202 Ikegami-Honcho, Ota-Ku, Tokyo