1951 A.B.L Belgian Army O.I.P. 6x30 military binoculars.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Belge.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 militarfernglas der Belgischen Armee.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 binocolo militare dell'ecercito Belga.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Belgische leger.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito Belga.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 prismaticos militares del ejercito Belga. 
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belgiska armens militara kikare.  
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belgische haeren kikkert.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P.6x30 Armia Belgiske lornetka.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belgicka armada dalekohled.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P .6x30 Den Belgiske haer kikkert.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belga Hadsereg tavcso.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belgian armeija kiikari.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Exercito Belga binoculos.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belgijas armija binoklis.
1951 A.B.L. O.I.P. 6x30 Belgijos armija ziuronai.

My 1951 OIP 6x30 binoculars are marked as having been made by O.I.P Gand , which is Optique et Instruments de Precision: an optical and instrument maker in Ghent Belgium (Gand is French language Ghent), founded in 1919. These Belgian military binoculars are marked as property of the A.B.L. ( Armee Belge-Belgish Legere/ Belgian Army)

A.B. 8x38 Type 31 Belgian Military binoculars made by Optique et Instruments de Precision (O.I.P.)

My OIP 8x38 type 31 Belgian Army binoculars are marked as having been made by O.I.P Gand , which is Optique et Instruments de Precision: an optical and instrument maker in Ghent Belgium (Gand is French for Ghent), founded in 1919. These Belgian military binoculars are marked as property of the A.B. ( Armee Belge), and type 31 binoculars are frequently described as being an artillery model, probably because of a very detailed vertical and horizontal grid that may be designed for shot fall correction.

O.I.P.  A.B. 8x38 Belgian Army binoculars.
O.I.P. A.B.  Armee Belge 8x38 jumelles.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgische Armee 8x38 fernglas.
O.I.P. A.B. Ejercito Belga  8x38 prismaticos.
O.I.P. A.B. Ejercito Belga 8x38 binoculares.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgiska Armen 8x38 kikare.
O.I.P. A.B. Esercito Belga 8x38 binocolo.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgische landmacht 8x38 verrekijker.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgiske haeren 8x38 kikkert.
O.I.P. A.B. Armia Belgijska 8x38 kikkert.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgicka armada 8x38 dalekohled.
O.I.P. A.B. Den Belgicka armada 8x38 kikkert.
O.I.P. A.B. Belga Hadsereg 8x38 tavcso.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgian armeija 8x38 kiikari..
O.I.P. A.B. Exercito Belga 8x38 binoculos.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgijas arnija 8x38 binoklis.
O.I.P. A.B. Belgijos amija 8x38 ziuronai.

1913 C.P Goerz Wein M9 k.k. Landwehrar (kasiserich-konigliche-Landwehr) WWI Cisleithanian Austrian Territorial Army Binoculars with right ocular graticule/ ranging grid

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WWI French Hunsicker & Alexis Paris and MG marked (Ministre de Guerre) military 8x binoculars, also British Govt. military broad arrow property & disposal marked, and also marked to a Royal Flying Corps pilot who died in a RFC plane crash in 1918 in Egypt.

These are another pair of binoculars where the story they tell is far more interesting than the object itself. Hunsicker & Alexis (Constructeurs) of 38 Rue du Surmelin Paris were French contract suppliers to the French Ministre de la Guerre (MG) and to the UK War Office, and my binoculars are marked with the MG Ministre de Guerre) property mark plus UK military broad arrow property mark and facing broad arrow disposal mark. I have seen enough WWI French MG military property marked binoculars that also have British broad arrow property marks that I think there was binoculars contract or equipment supply cooperation or formal equipment exchange between those military allied organizations. These binoculars are engraved to A. H. Govanetti who was Australian born and Transvaal South African resident Royal Flying Corps second lieutenant pilot Albert Harcourt Giovanetti, of the British R.F.C. 57th Training Squadron, who died at age 29 when he crashed his RE8 2 seat biplane B3444 in Abu Sueir Egypt on Feb 3, 1918. The RE8 was the standard British reconnaissance and artillery aircraft in all theaters of war from mid 1917 to war’s end. These are marked as a gift to R.M. Christie, most likely a girlfriend or a sweetheart. This was a fun research project !

Optical & Film Supply Co USA 7x50 British Royal Navy broad arrow marked Military Binoculars with left graticule/ range grid.

WWI French Hunsicker & Alexis Paris and MG marked (Ministre de Guerre) military 8x French Army issued binoculars

WWI Dollond London 8x British Royal Navy broad arrow marked Military Binoculars

WWII (Ross) Mk IV 5x40 British Royal Observer Corps RAF Aircraft Observers fixed focus broad arrow marked Military Binoculars

My pattern of fixed focus 5x40 Mk IV WWII British military Royal Observer Corps aircraft spotting and coast defense binoculars with RAF stores code “6E/383” were produced under a Royal Air Force contract to Ross commencing in 1941, and carried the “ B ” marking indicating being “bloomed (coated) for better light transmission. These binoculars have distinctive very large rubber eye shields/ hoods to exclude extraneous light, and among other functions were used by anti aircraft searchlight crews. They were originally supplied in a protective box, which is typical for fixed installation binoculars. These binoculars have red painted desiccating ports for purging moisture with dry air. (Partial Information credit Frank Florio).

As with my example above, these WWI 8x binoculars were made by Hunsicker & Alexis (Constructeurs) of 38 Rue du Surmelin Paris France and are “MG” French Ministre de la Guerre property marked .These binoculars were used by the French Army.

According to documents of the US (WWII) War Production board, my Optical and Film Supply Co (NY,NY) 7x50 binoculars were probably part of 1941-1942 US military prismatic binoculars contracts A2973, or NO893126L, or TCG35001, orTCG35002, and then transferred to the UK military under lend lease provisions. I associate the large body broad arrows as being Royal Navy.

Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 British military marked binoculars.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 L'armee Britannique a marques des jumelles.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 Britisches militar markiertes fernglas.
Optical & Film Supply Co 7x50 binoculares marcados por el ejercito Britanico.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 Britse militarie gemarkeerde verrekijker.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 Brittisk militarmarkt kikare.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 A Brit hadsereg tavesovet jelolt.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 Britannian armeijan merkityt kiikarit.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 Britu kariuomene pazymejo ziuronus.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 den Britiske haerens militaere kikkert.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 lornetka wojskowa armil brytyjskiej.
Optical & Fim Supply Co. 7x50 vojensky dalekohled Britske armady.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 binoculos militares do exercito Britanico.
Optical & Film Supply Co. 7x50 Britu armijas militarais binoklis.
Dollond 8x British military marked binoculars.
Dollond 8x l'armee Britanique a marques des jumelles.
Dollond 8x Britisches militar markiertes fernglas.
Dollond 8x binoculares marcados por el ejercito Britanico.
Dollond 8x Brittisk militar gemarkeerde verrekijker.
Dollond 8x Brittisk militar markt kikare.
Dollond 8x Ingiliz ordusa durbun isaretli.
Dollond 8x Britisk militarer markerede kikkert.
Dollond 8x A Brit hadsereg tavesovet jelolt.
Dollond 8x Britannian armeijan merkityt kiikarit.
Dollond Britu kariuomene pazymejo ziuronus.

My WWI Dollond London 6x Prismatic binoculars are British broad arrow property marked with large yellow body marks I associate with the Royal Navy, then over painted black which I associate with disposal. The original Dolland case is also broad arrow marked and contains spare eye cups. The case and binoculars also contain a painted/ scratched number 1539 that appears to be a property identification, and the binoculars are stamped NP.16.

Hunsicker& Alexis MG 8x British Military Marked binoculars.  
Hunsicker & Alexis MG 8x L'armee Britanique a marque des jumelles.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG 8x Britisches militar markiertes fernglas.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG 8x Binoculares marcados  por el ejercito Britanico.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG 8x Britse militaire genarkeerde verrekjker.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Brittisk militar markt  kikare.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ingiliz ordusa durbun isaretli.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Britisk militaer markerede kikkert.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG A Brit hadsereg tavesovet merkityt kiikert.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG  Britannian armeijan merkityt kiikarit.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Britu kariuomene pazymejo nziuronus. Hunsicker & Alexis  MG Ministre de Guerre French army military binoculars.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre militarfernglas de Franzosischen armee.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre jumelles militares de l'armee de Francaise.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre prismaticos militares de la Francesa.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre Franska armens militara kikare.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre Prismaticos militares del ejercito  Frances.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre binocolo militare ell'esercito francese.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre Franse keger militaire verrekijker.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre den Franske haerens militaere kikkert.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre lornetka wojskowa armil Francuskiej.
Hunsicker & Alexis Ministre de Guerre vojensky dalekohled Francouzske armady.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre a Franscia hadsereg katonal tavcsovel.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre ranskan armeijan kiikarit.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre binoculos militares do exercito Frances.
Hunsicker & Alexis MG Ministre de Guerre Francijas armijas militarais binoklis.
Hunsicker & Alexis MC Ministre de Guerre Prancuzijos armijos karinial ziuronal. Ross 5x40  binoculars Mk IV British Air Fore RAF military binoculars.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV jumelles militares de Britannique de l'armee de l'air..
Ross 5x40 Mk IV militarfernglas der Britischen luftwaffe.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV binoculares militares de la fuerza areal Britanico.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV Brittisk flygvapnets militara kikare.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV binocolo militare del'aeronautica Britanico.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV Britse luchtmacht smilitaire verrekijker.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV det Britisk flyvapenents militaerekikkert.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV lornetki wojskowe Brytyjska sil powietrznych.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV vojenske dalekohledy Britska letctva.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV det Britisk luftvabens militaere kikkert.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV Brit legiero katonai tavcsovei.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV Britannian ilmavoimaien sotilaskiikarit.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV binoculos militares de forca aerea Britanica.
Ross 5x40 Mk IV liebritanijas gaisa spekumilitarias binoklis.
Britanijos kariniu oro pajegu kariniai ziuronai.

Optical & Film Supply Co USA 7x50 Australian D arrow D Australian No.5 Mk 1 Military Binoculars with left graticule/ range grid.

My Australian Military D arrow D marked and No.5 Mk 1 designated Optical and Film Supply Co (NY,USA) manufactured 7x50 binoculars  were then part of the Lend Lease transfer of U.S. binoculars to Australian forces during WWII, as with my Australian military marked Wollensak binoculars on the previous page. My binoculars came from Australia equipped with a US Navy clip on VD filter system. Filter systems are common on UK and Commonwealth naval used binoculars.

Optical & Film Supply Australian Army No 5 Mk 1 7x50 Military binoculars.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 7x50 jumelles de l'armee Australienne.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 7x50 fernglas der Australischen armee.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 7x50 binocolo dell 'esercito Australiano. 
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 7x50 Australisk leger verrekijker.
Optical & Film Supply No.5 Mk 1 7x50 Australisk arme kikare.
Optical & Film supply No 5 Mk 1 binoculares del ejercito Australiano.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 Australisk haer kikkert. 
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 lornetka wojskowa armii Australijskie.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 Australsky armadni vijensky dalekohled.
Optical &  Film Supply No 5 Mk1 den Australske haers militaerkikkert.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 az Ausztrai hadsereg katonai tavcsovel.
Optical & Film Suppy No 5 Mk 1 Australian armeijan kiikarit.
Optical & Film Supply No5 Mk 1 binoculos militaeres do Eexercito Australiano.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 Australijas armijas militarais binoklis.
Optical & Film Supply No 5 Mk 1 Australijos armijos kariniai ziuronai.

My 6x30 Ross London military binoculars (perhaps No. 3 Mk 1?) serial number 71274, and their Ross marked case were claimed to have been made in 1915. Their all contrasting metal filled markings include 4 elaborate British broad arrow military property marks, plus the two milled painted body marks. The case also has three large elaborate broad arrows. The brass would have been black painted originally. These binoculars are believed to have previously belonged to Lt. Colonel John Ford Elkington of the 1st Royal Warwickshire Regiment and of the 1er R é giment d’etranger d’infanterie/ French Foreign Legion in WWI (DSO, Croix de Guerre avec Palme).

Lt. Colonel John Ford Elkington

Courtesy Imperial war museum used under a non commercial license.

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1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 British aemy mililitary binoculars.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 jumelles militaires de  l'armee Britannique.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 militarfernglas der Britischen Armee.
1943 Kershaw No 2 Mk. II x6 binocolo militare dell'escerito Britannico..
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 militaire verrekijker van het Britse leger.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6  binoculares militares del ejercito Britanico..
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 Brittiska  armens  militara  kikare. 
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 den Britiske haerens militaere kikkert.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 lornetka wojskowa armil Brytyjskiej.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 vojensky dalekohled Britske armady.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk.II x6 a Brit hadsereg katonaitavcsovel.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 Britannian armeijan kiikarit.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk. II x6 binoculos militares do exercito Britanico.
1943 Kershaw No.2 Mk.II x6 Britu armijas militarais binoklis.
1943 Kershaw No 2 Mk.II x6 Britu armijos karinai ziuronai.

My 6x30 Kershaw No. II Mk 2 British military binoculars were made at the A. Kershaw & Son Leeds West Yorkshire England factory. (A. Kershaw & Son was actually part of a consortium of seven companies that made up Amalgamated Photographic manufacturers after 1921). Kershaw made cinematographic projectors (under the Kalee brand), binoculars, and cameras. The O,S, 108-MA marking on these binoculars is Optical Stores Document/ blueprint 108.