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Nikko Big and Small Binoculars, Brand of Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushikigaisha ( 日本光学工業株式会社 " Japan Optical Industries Co., Ltd.") (later Nikon)

Nikko was a brand used by Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha from 1922-1949 (per Hans Braakhuis in “Nikon Catalogus”). When used, it was usually a logotype of Nippon Kogaku in Japanese above NIKKO. Nippon Kogaku introduced the Nikko Novar model of binoculars in 1923 and produced them until WWII, then began producing them again in Dec.1945. Under SCAPIN 1535 “Occupied Japan” markings were mandated Feb 20 1947-Dec 5 1949 on EXPORTED products. US Army Post exchanges in Japan were established around Nov 1945. I am uncertain if products sold there had to be MIOJ marked , and I do believe they sold many Nippon Kogaku binoculars to US troops.

My early post war Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculars #570948 ARE NOT marked MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN , and date 1945-1946

I believe Nippon Kogaku resumed 6x Mikron binoculars post WWII under US occupation as “Nippon Kogaku Mikron 6x” marked binoculars with some chromed parts in 1948, and that the Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars below are all pre WWII

My Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculars #575217 ARE marked MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN , and have a canvas case similar to WWII production that is also marked “MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN”. Crossing MIOJ & Nikko brand data it dates them 1947-1949.

My Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculars #573780 ARE marked MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN , and have a canvas case similar to WWII production which is also marked “MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN” and crossing MIOJ & Nikko brand data it dates them 1947-1949.

My Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars #36110 are pre WWII production

My Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars #36763 are pre WWII production

My Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars #37803 are pre WWII production

My Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars #39554 are  pre WWII production.

My Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars #39738 were captured in Saipan during WWII, and are pre WWII production.

1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculars.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 jumelles.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 fernglas.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binocolo.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculares.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 prismaticos.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikkert.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikare.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 verrekijker.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 verrekijker.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kiikarit.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikare.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dylbi.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dvogled.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dalekohled.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoklis.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 ziuronai.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 lornetka.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoclu.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 durbun.
1945-1946 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49ong nhom.

My Japanese Navy military WWII Nikko Novar 7x50 binoculars #42729 have a reticule/ranging grid. Novar is in Japanese characters. For more details see the section Other Binoculars #12

Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculars.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 jumelles .
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 fernglas.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binocolo.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculares.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 prismaticos.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikkert.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 verrekijker.
Nikko Tokyo Novar7x49 kiikarit.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikare.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dylbi.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dvogled.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dalekohled.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoklis.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 ziuronai.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kornetka.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoclu.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 durbun.
Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 ong mhom. Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars.
Nikko Mikron 6x jumelles.
Nikko Mikron 6x fernglas.
Nikko Mikron 6x binocolo.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoculares.
Nikko Mikron 6x prismaticos.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikkert.
Nikko Mikron 6x verrekijker.
Nikko Mikron 6x kiikarit.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikare.
Nikko Mikron 6x dylbi.
Nikko Mikron 6x dvogled.
Nikko Mikron 6x dalekohled.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoklis.
Nikko Mikron 6x ziuronai.
Nkkllo Mikron 6x lornetka.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoclu.
Nikko Mikron 6x durbun.
Nikko Mikron 6x ong nhom. 1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculars.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 jumelles.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 fernglas.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binocolo.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoculares.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 prismaticos.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikkert.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 verrekijker.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kiikarit.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 kikare.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dylbi.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dvogled.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 dalekohled.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoklis.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 ziuronai.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 lornetka.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 binoclu.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 durbun.
1947-1949 Nikko Tokyo Novar 7x49 ong nhom.   Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars.
Nikko Mikron 6x jumelles.
Nikko Mikron 6x fernglas.
Nikko Mikron 6x binocolo.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoculares.
Nikko Mikron 6x prismaticos.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikkert.
Nikko Mikron 6x verrekijker.
Nikko Mikron 6x kiikarit.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikare.
Nikko Mikron 6x dylbi.
Nikko Mikron 6x dvogled.
Nikko Mikron 6x dalekohled.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoklis.
Nikko Mikron 6x ziuronai.
Nikko Mikron 6x lornetka.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoclu.
Nikko Mikron 6x durbun.
Nikko Mikron 6x ong nhom. Nikko Mikron binoculars.
Nikko Mikron jumelles.
Nikko Mikron fernglas.
Nikko Mikron binocolo.
Nikko Mikron binoculares.
Nikko Mikron prismaticos.
Nikko Mikron kikkert.
Nikko Mikron verrekijker.
Nikko Mikron kiikarit.
Nikko Mikron verrekijker.
Nikko Mikron kiikarit.
Nikko Mikron kikare.
Nikko Mikron dylbi.
Nikko Mikron dvogled.
Nikko Mikron dalekohled.
Nikko Mikron binoklis.
Nikko Mikron ziuronai.
Nikko Mikron binoclu.
Nikko Mikron durbun.
Nikko Mikron ong nhom. 
       Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars
Nikko Mikron 6x jumelles.
Nikko Mikron 6x fernglas.
Nikko Mikron 6x binocolo.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoculares.
Nikko Mikron 6x prismaticos.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikkert.
Nikko Mikron 6x verrekijker.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikkarit.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikare.
Nikko Mikron 6x dylbi.
Nikko Mikron 6x dvogled.
Nikko Mikron 6x dalekohled.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoklis.
Nikko Mikron 6x ziuronai.
Nikko Mikron 6x lornetka.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoclu.
Nikko Mikron 6x durbun.
Nikko Mikron 6x ong nhom.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoculars.
Nikko Mikron 6x jumelles.
Nikko Mikron 6x fernglas.
Nikko Mikron 6x binocolo.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoculares.
Nikko Mikron 6x prismaticos.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikkert.
Nikko Mikron 6x kikare.
Nikko Mikron 6x dylbi.
Nikko Mikron 6x dvogled.
Nikko Mikron 6x dalekohled.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoklis.
Nikko Mikron 6x ziuronai.
Nikko Mikron 6x lornetka.
Nikko Mikron 6x binoclu.
Nikko Mikron 6x durbun.
Nikon Mikron 6x ong nhom.

After Nippon Kogaku stopped using the Nikko logo branding in 1949, a Canadian importer started placing a plain text NIKKO branding on some of the binoculars they imported ( use completely unrelated to Nippon Kogaku ). 

Nikko 8x20 binoculars.
Nikko 8x20 jumelles.
Nikko 8x20 fernglas.
Nikko 8x20 binocolo.
Nikko 8x20 binoculares.
Nikko 8x20 prismaticos.
Nikko 8x20 kikkert.
Nikko 8x20 verrekijker.
Nikko 8x20 kiikarit.
Nikko 8x20 kikare.
Nikko 8x20 dylbi.
Nikko 8x20 dvogled.
Nikko 8x20 dalekohled.
Nikko 8x20 binoklis.
Nikko 8x20 ziuronai.
Nikko 8x20 lornetka.
Nikko 8x20 binoclu.
Nikko 8x20 durbun.
Nikko 8x20 ong nhom.

My Nikko non Nippon Kogaku 8x20 binoculars post date the US occupation period, but predate JB codes, so date 1952 to Nov. 1959. Their K logo indicates the assembling manufacturer was Omori Sogo Kogaku of Japan.

Nikko 6x30 binoculARS.
Nikko 6X30 jumelles.
Nikko 6x30 fernglas
nikko 6x30 binocolo.
Nikko 6x30 prismaticos.
NIKKO 6X30 kukkert.
NIKKO 6X30verrekijker.
NIKKO 6X30 kikare.
Nikko 6x30 dylbi.
Nikko 6x30 dvogled.
Nikko 6x30 binoklis.
Nikko 6x30 ziuronai.
Nikko 6x30 lornetka.
Nikko 6x30 binoclu.
Nikko 6x30 durbun.
Nikko 6x30 ong nhom.

My Nikko non Nippon Kogaku gray 6x30 binoculars were assembled by JB241 / Kazuo Tsuchihashi of Japan, with body made by JE30 / Kofu Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd. of Japan, and date after Nov. 1959.

Shinsei Shoji Company Ltd. 信誠商事株式会社 of Japan, a contract manufacturer and exporter, held the Japanese domestic trademark #465898 for Rainbow for binoculars/ NICE class 9 products (application of 1952 granted in 1955, h lapsed 20150. My smallest 8x20 Rainbow binoculars post date the US occupation period, but predate JB codes, so date 1952 to Nov. 1959, and carry the “MSC” logo of Meiji Seiko Kogaku Ltd. 明治精工株式会社 of Japan. My small 10x20 Rainbow binoculars were assembled by JB47/ Tokuhiro Micro Binocular Co: (Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc)( 徳弘光機製作所株式会社 ), of Japan, and also carry the associated NAOKI mark. My next largst 7x50 Rainbow binoculars were assembled by JB207/ Hiyoshi Optical Co.Ltd. of Japan, with a frame/body by JE11 /Omiya Kogaku Kikai Seisalcujo of Japan. My largest Rainbow 20x50 binoculars were assembled by . JB207/ Hiyoshi Optical Co.Ltd. of Japan, with a frame/body by JE11 /Omiya Kogaku Kikai Seisalcujo of Japan. .

My Imperial Japanese Army military WWII era Nikko non prismatic Type 93 4x10 binoculars with scratched out serial number have a reticule/ranging grid. For more details see section Other Binoculars #12