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Ca 1913 Carl Zeiss DF-03 KB-Dienst German Army 6x24 military binoculars serial no 466500

Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst binoculars.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst jumelles.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst fernglas.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst binocolo.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K B.Dienst prismaticos.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst binoculares.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst kikkert.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst verrekijker.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst kiikarit.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst kikare.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst dylbi.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst dvogled.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst dalekohled.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst binoklis.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst ziuronai.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst lornetka.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst binoclu.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst durbun.
Carl Zeiss D.F. 03 K.B. Dienst ong mhom

My Carl Zeiss Jena K.B. (K ő niglich Bayrisches/ Bavarian War Office) Dienst (Service) D.F. 03 (Doppel Fernrohr model 03) German army 6x24 binoculars are of the second pattern of the 03 model, which had been produced since 1910, with the second variation production in 1913. It has serial number 466500 and NR. 15561 that is probably a military property number, and unknown “J” marking on the frame that may be an approval or inspection mark.

.(info credit: binocollection.com).

WWI Carl Zeiss DF-6x Military 6x24 military binoculars with ocular cover serial number 692092

Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x military binoculars.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x jumelles militaires.
Cark Ziess Jena DF 6x militarfernglaser.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x binoculares militares.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x prismaticos militares.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x militara kikare.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x binocolo militare.
Car lZeiss Jena DF 6x militaire verrekijker.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x militaere kikkert.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x lornetka wojskowa.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x vojensky dalekohled.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 6x militaere kikkert.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 8x sotilaskiikarit.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 8x binoculos militares.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 8x militarais binoklis.
Carl Zeiss Jena DF 8x karinai ziuronai.r

My Carl Zeiss DF6x binoculars serial #692092 with integrated ocular cover were a military model, though which military may have used them is not indicated.

These binoculars probably date between 1915-1916

1913 Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x German made Military Binoculars with integrated ocular cover serial no. 359011

Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x military binoculars.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x jumelles militaires.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x militarfernglas .
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x binoculares militares.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x prismaticos militares.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x militara kikare.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F .8x militaire verrekijker.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x militaere kiikarit.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x miliaere kikkert.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x sotilkiikarit.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x binoculos militares
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x dylbi.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x dvogled.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F .8x dalekohled.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x binoklis.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x ziuronai.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x lornetka.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x binoclu.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x durbun.
Carl Zeiss Jena D.F. 8x ong nhom.

My Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x binoculars with integrated ocular cover serial #359,011 were made in 1913 as military binoculars. European armies of all countries were all mobilizing and outfitting troops in 1913, and that was still a time when officers often purchased their own binoculars. They do not carry any specific military approval codes, property mark, or inspection mark. The unusual integrated center pivot with attached ocular rain cover assembly is an indication of military usage.It is quite an interesting circumstance that the online Zeiss binoculars museum “binocollection.com” has Carl Zeiss D.F. 8x binoculars serial no. 359,126, made 115 binoculars before my same binoculars with serial no. 359,011 (a smallish number in binoculars production). But their example does not have an integrated ocular cover.

WWII Spindler & Hoyer 6x30 German Dienstglas Military Binoculars.

WWIi Spimdler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 German military binoculars.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Allemande.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 militarfernglas.
Spindle & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30  binoculares militares del ejercito aleman.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 prismaticos militares del ejercito aleman.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 Tyska armens militara kikare.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 binocolo militare dell'esercito Tedesco.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Duitse leger.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 den Tyske haerens militaere kikkert.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii niemieckiej.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 vojensky dalekohlednemecke armady.
Spindler &  Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 den Tyske haers militaere kikkert.
Spiindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 a nemet hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 Saskan armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 binoculos militarais do exercito alemao.
Spindler & Hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 Vacijas armijas militarais binoklis.
Spindler & hoyer Dienstglas 6x30 Vokietijos armijos karinai ziuronai.

My Spindler & Hoyer Gottingen 6x30 Dienstglas WWII German military binoculars with graticule were made prior to 1940, when codes replaced maker  names.  The “ M ” indicated metric faceplate screws, and the H6400 refers to the graticule.

Bosch & Lomb Civilian binoculars inscribed as a presentation in 1917, donated to the US Navy War effort and accepted into service in 1942, subsequently returned to owner, and now explored here.

I really like binoculars which give a glimpse into an unusual interesting past history. Unfortunately I seldom acquire any directly from people that can tell me about that, so have to research marked clues. My “ 6 power 30mm prism stereo ” binoculars were made by Bosch & Lomb of Rochester NY and are marked “ Major James Spencer Brown M.R.C. U.S.A. To their President from the Medical and Surgical Staff of the Mountainside Hospital Oct.5 1917. ” James Spencer Brown (1863-1934) is documented as having been commissioned a major in WWI serving as Chief of Surgical services for the 82nd Div., before joining the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair New Jersey, and was apparently also part of the M.R.C. (Medical Reserve Corps). In response to the WWII public campaign to loan binoculars to the U.S. Navy these binoculars were given to the Navy by “Mrs. J.S. Brown ” (either James Spencer Brown’s wife (Lenore Cowan) or his son’s wife (son had same name plus Jr.) in 1942, and  were processerd by the US Navy Bureau of Ships, who handled procurement; were assigned property #2514;  and were marked with the donor/ lender name as was the practice. After the war, these binoculars were returned to Mrs. Brown.

Bulgarian Army 6x30 military binoculars

For our other Bulgarian Army binoculars see:

OTHER BINOCULARS #6

1943 Watson & Baker British RAF binoculars, AM/ Air Ministry marked

1938 E. Leitz Wetzlar 8x30 Turkish Army binoculars serial No. 1626

1944 Australian Opt. Co. and J.W. Handley No. 124 LP Mk I telescope sighting for the Australian

2 pounder artillery gun

Bugarian army military binoculars.
Jumelles militaires de l'armee Bulgare.
Militarfernglas der Bulgarischen armee.
Prismaticos militares del ejercito Bulgaro.
Binoculares militares del ejercito Bulgaro.
Bulgariska armens militara klkare.
Binocolo militare dell'esercito Bulgaro.
Bulgaarse leger militaire verrekijker.
Deb Bulgarske haerens militaere kikkert.
Lornetka wojskowa armii Bulgarskiej.
Vojensky dalekohled Bulharske armady.
Bulgarsk haer militaer kikkert.
A Bilgar hadsereg katonai Tavcsovei.
Bulgarian armeijan sotilaalliset kiikarit.
Binoculos militares do exercito Bulgaro.
Bulgarijos armijos kariniai ziuronai.

It is my understanding that the Bulgarian army used many different binoculars from different manufacturers in the various 20th century wars it was involved in (First Balkan War 1912-1913, Second Balkan War 1913, First World War 1915-1918, Second World War 1941-1945, and they seem to have also reused many captured binoculars. I believe the Cyrillic “ Б “ on my Bulgarian army binoculars and on other binoculars to be a Bulgarian army ( Българска армия ) military property mark.

1938 E. Leitz 8x30 Turkish Army military binoculars.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Turke.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 militarfernglas der Turkischen armee.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 prismaticos militares del ejercito Turco.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 binoculares militares del ejercito Turco.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 Turkiska armens militara klkare.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 binocolo militaire dell'esercito Turco.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 Tukse militaire verrekijkers van het leger.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 den tyske haerens militaere  kikkert.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 lornetka wojskowa armil Tureckiej.
1938 E. Letx 8x30 vojensky dalekohled Turecke armady.
1928 E. Leitz 8x30 den Tyrkiske haers militaere.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 a Torok hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 Tuirkin armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 binoculos militaeres do de exercito Turco.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 Turcijas armijas militarie binokli.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 Turkijos rmijos nkariniai ziuronai.
1938 E. Leitz 8x30 ong nhom quansu Tho Nhi Ky.

My 1938 E. Leitz Wetlar 8x30 binoculars serial No. 1626 were made by the famous German Optical firm Ernst Leitz,  for a Turkish Army contract, and both the binoculars and the case have Turkish national markings. The quantity produced was probably small.