Big and Small: Asahi

Pentax binoculars

Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha was formed in 1919 in Japan as spectacle makers, and by 1938 it was producing camera lenses. After being reorganized  in occupied Japan in 1948, it returned to manufacturing and distributing binoculars and cameras, including supplying Konica and Minolta. My smaller AOCo / Asahi Optical Co. 6x15 Pentax binoculars were assembled by JB6/ Asahi Optical Co. of Japan with frame by JE49/ Sankyo Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd. Of Japan. My larger 6x30 Asahi Pentax binoculars were assembled by JB127 Koei Seiki Co Ltd. of Japan, and the frame/body were made by JE30 Kofu Kogaku Kogyo Ltd. of Japan.

Asahi Pentax binoculars.
Asahi Pentax jumelles.
Asahi Pentax fernglas.
Asahi Pentax kikare.
Asahi Pentax prismaticos.
Asahi Pentax binoculares.
Asahi Pentax binocolo.
Asahi Pentax  verrekijker
Asahi Pentax kikkert.
Asahi Pentax kiikarit.
Asahi Pentax dylbi.
Asahi Pentax dvogled.
Asahi Pentax dalekohled.
Asahi Pentax binoklis.
Asahi Pentax ziuronai.
Asahi Pentax lornetka.
Asahi Pentax binoclu.
Asahi Pentax durbun.
Asahi Pentax ong nhom. Text Box: VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

 

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Big and Small: Starlite binoculars

Star-lite binoculars.
Star-lite jumelles.
Star-lite fernglas.
Star-lite binocolo.
Star-lite binoculares.
Star-lite prismaticos.
Star-lite kikkert.
Star-lite verrekijker.
Star-lite kikkarit.
Star-lite kikare.
Star-lite dylbi.
Star-lite dvogled.
Star-lite dalekohled.
Star-lite binoklis.
Star-lite ziuronai.
Star-lite lornetka.
Star-lie binoclu.
Star-lite durbun.
Star-lite ong nhom.

I have never found any documentation defining the background of Starlite brand use on binoculars. My smaller 8x20 Starlite binoculars are marked “ MSC ” for Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd. 明治精工株式会社 of Japan . My larger Starlite 7x35 are marked DBK IOC. ( do not know what company D.B.K. represents but believe I.O.C. to be Itabashi Optical Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan Both binoculars post date the US occupation period, but predate JB codes, so date 1952 to Nov. 1959.

Big and Small: Ashreh binoculars

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

Ashreh was a non trade marked brand of US distributor Ashreh Supply Co. of New York City . My smaller 6x15 Ashreh binoculars were assembled by JB 001/ /Toa Optical Co., Ltd. (Toa Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha )( 東亜光学株式会社 of Japan . My larger 7x50 Ashreh binoculars post date the US occupation period, but predate JB codes, or else post date JB codes (lean toward the latter). Both of these Ashreh binoculars appear in this collection’s 1970 Ashreh catalog.

Big and Small: King binoculars

Big and Small: Perfex binoculars

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

Perfex was a trade marked binoculars brand of Imperial Optical Co. of Toronto Ontario Canada. My smaller 6x15 Perfex 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 larger 7x35 Perfex binoculars were assembled by JB101/   Hifumi Kogaku Kikai Co. Ltd. with frame/body by JE7/ Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd. Of Japan.

I have never found any documentation defining the background of King brand use on binoculars. My smaller external prism design 15x50 King binoculars were assembled by JB93/ Siewa Optical Co. Ltd. ( 清和光学株式会社 ) of Japan. My larger conventional 10x50 King binoculars were assembled by JB207/ Hiyoshi Optical Co.Ltd. of Japan, with a frame/body by JE22/ Itabashi Kogaku Kikai Seisakujo Inc. of Japan. .

Big and Small: Boots binoculars

Big and Small: Aetna binoculars

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

Big and Small: Optex binoculars

SPI/  Southern Precision Instruments was a DBA business entity of Optex Inc. of Canada (later Gentec), and Optex was a trade marked brand for binoculars. Binoculars and boxes appear marked “Optex” and/ or marked “SPI” and/or marked “Southerner” and often all three. My smaller Optex SPI 12x50 external prism binoculars with box were assembled by JB93/ Siewa Optical Co. Ltd. ( 清和光学株式会社 ) of Japan, with frame by JE84/ Oei Kogaku Co. Ltd. Of Japan. My next larger Optex 7x35 binoculars were assembled by JB145/   Kimura Kogaku Seisakujo of Japan, and the maroon color is very unusual. My largest Optex 7x50 binoculars were assembled by JB134/ Kozan Kogaku Seisakujo Co. Ltd. of Japan.