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1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 U.S. Army military binoculars.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 jumelles militares de l'armee Americaine.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 militarfernglasser der US-armee.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estados 
    Unidos.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30  binocolo militare dell'esercito Americano.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse leger.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 militaere kukkert av den Amerikanske haeren.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii Amerykanskiej.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 vojemske dalekohledy Americke armady.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 militaer kikkert a den Amerikanske haer.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 az amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovel.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 Yhdysvaltain armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 ASV armijas militarais binoklis.
1943 Nash Kelvinator M3 6x30 JAV kariuomenes kariniai ziuronai.

1943 WWII Nash Kelvinator U.S. Army M3 6x30 military binoculars with HMR marking

My Nash Kelvinator Corporation M3 6x30 binoculars were made in 1943, and it is my understanding that Nash Kelvinator and Westinghouse made 311,263 M3 binoculars between 1942-1944, with their production lines having been transitioned from their civilian production of autos and refrigerators under the tutelage of optical firm Bausch & Lomb. Given that other letters on US military binoculars FJA was Frank J. Atwood and RLB was Roy L Bowin (military officers in charge of inspection teams /QC/ specification compliance it) is likely that HMR is also.

The green paint indicates a post w   WWII military rebuild/ refurbishment

1941 WWII Wollansak U.S. Army M5 6x30 military binoculars

For my WWII marked Wollensak (M5) 6x30 binoculars issued as Australian Army property marked No2 Mk 11 binoculars see OTHER BINOCULARS #9

In May 1941, the US military contracted with the Wollensak Optical Co. (W.O. Co.) of Rochester New York for 16,900 6x30 binoculars designated M5 with U.S. property markings, including my example serial number 33080. ( Thanks to Steve Papa for acquisition assistance ! ).

1942 WWII U.S. Army M6 6x30 Universal Camera Corporaion military binoculars

Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 U.S. Army binoculars.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Americaine.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 militarfernglaser der US-Armee.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estados  
   Unidos.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 binocolo militare dell'escercito Americano.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse leger.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 militaere kikkert av den Amerikanske haeren.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii Amerykanskiej.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 vojenske dalekohledy Americke armady.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 militaer kikkert af den Amerikanske haer.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 az Amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
Uniiversal Camera Corp M6 6x30 Yhdysvaltain armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
Universal Camera Corp M6 6x30 ASV armijas militarais binoklis.
Universal camera Corp M6 6x30 JAV kariuomenes karinai ziuronai.

My Universal Camera Corporation M6 6x30 binoculars were made in 1942 under the auspices of the W.P.B ./ War Production Board, the U.S. Government agency created in January 1942 to coordinate the U.S. WWII military mobilization. The Universal Camera Corporation (1932-1964) was one of many U.S. companies directed to convert to war production during WWII.

1942-1943 WWII U.S. Army M8 6x30 military binoculars made by Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 US Army military binoculars.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 jumelles de l'armee Americaine.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 militarfernglaser de US-Armee.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estados Unidos.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 binocolo militare dell'escerto Americano.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse leger.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii Ameriykanske haeren.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 vojenske dalekohledy Amercke armady.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 militaer kikkert af den Amerikanske haer.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 az Amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 Yhdysvaltain armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 ASV armijas militarais binoklis.
Bausch & Lomb M8 6x30 JAV kariuomenes kariniai ziuronai.

It is my understanding that the Bausch & Lomb Corporation of Rochester NY made 18,617 6x30 M8 binoculars under contract to the US Army during 1942-1943, including mine, which has a right ocular graticule/ ranging grid. R.L.B. was Roy L Bowin, who was the officer in  charge of the QC/ inspection program and teams for this model of binoculars. Quality control was a great concern and problem with the rapid expansion of production and new manufacturers of US WWII military optical goods.

ca 1943 WWII U.S.M.C. / U.S. Marine Corps M9 military binoculars made by Universal Camera Corp. with left ocular graticule.

It is my understanding that the Universal Camera Corporation made 30,244 M9 binoculars under contract to the US Army and the US Marine Corps in 1942 and early 1943, after which the M9 production shifted to Bausch & Lomb. My example is late production, probably 1943, as it is not dated as most 1942 models were, does not have the W.P.B. (War Production Board) marking that most 1942 M9 binoculars had, and also judging by observed serial numbers of 1942 marked M9 binoculars. These binoculars have a left ocular graticule/ ranging grid (in contrast the M9 pattern binoculars that Universal Camera Corp made for UK British military contracts had a different right ocular graticule/ ranging grid).

1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 M9 military binoculars.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 M9 jumelles militaires.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 militarfernglaser.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 binoculares militares.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 militarkikare.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 binocolo militare.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 militaire verrekijker.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 militaere kikkert.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 lornetka wojsjkowa.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 vojenske dalekohledy.
1943 universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 militaer kikkert.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 binoculos militares.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 militarais binoklis.
1943 Universal Camera U.S.M.C. 6x30 kariniai ziuronai.

FOR OUR other U.S. M9 BINOCULARS reused by the U.S. Govt. ATTD SEE OTHER BINOCULARS #12

WWII 1944 Nash Kelvinator U.S. Army M13 6x30 military binoculars

1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30  US army military binoculars.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Amereicaine.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 militarernglaser der US-armee.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estados  
     Unidos.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 binocolo militare dell'esercito Americano.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse leger.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 militaere kikkert av den Amerikanske haeren.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armii Amerykanskiej.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 vojenske dalekohledy Americke armady.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 militaer kikkert af den Amerikanske haer.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 az amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 yhdysvaltain armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 ASV armijas militarais binoklis.
1944 Nash Kelvinator M13 6x30 JAV kariuomenes kariniai ziuronai.

My Nash Kelvinator Corporation M13 6x30 binoculars were made in 1944, and it is my understanding that Nash Kelvinator and Universal Camera made 43,378 M13 binoculars between 1943-1944, and that these were the M3 binoculars design but with improved waterproofing and improved cement. H.M.R. is presumed a commanding official of quality control for these model binoculars, but documentation of who it was is not known at this time.

WWII U.S. Army M15 7x50 military binoculars serial #18584 (No Reticule) Stock #7678143

M15 7x50 U.S. Army military binoculars.
M15 7x50 jumelles militaires de l'armee americaine.
M15 7x50 militarfernglaser der US-armee.
M15 7x50 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estatos Unidos.
M15 7x50 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen.
M15 7x50 binocolo militare dell'esercito Americano.
M15 7x50 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse leger.
M15 7x50 militaere kikkert av den Amerikanske haeren.
M15 7x50 lornetka wojskowa armii amerykanskie.
M15 7x50 vojenske dalekohledy Americke armady.
M15 7x50 militaer kikkert af den Amerikanske haer.
M15 7x50 az Amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovel.
M15 7x50 yhdysvaltain arneijan sotilaskiikarit.
M15 7x50 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
M15 7x50 ASV armijas militarais binoklis.
M15 7x50 JAV kariuomenes nkariniai ziuronai.

My US Army M15 7x50 binoculars have no reticule, and have a decal stating that they have coated optics. There is no indication of manufacturer (Westinghouse is known as one primary manufacturer of M15 binoculars). Regardless, the lenses were probably made by Bausch & Lomb. US government oversight optics production mandated a cooperative effort among manufacturers during that period.

WWII U.S. Army M17 7x50 military binoculars with left ocular reticule.

During WWII a large succession of binoculars models were produced for the U.S. Army including modifications and/or improvements to existing designs. According to Bob Womack, 54,412 of my US Army M17 model binoculars were produced by Westinghouse using Bausch & Lomb and Optical Research Co. produced lenses, with this model being similar to the M15 model but with a left ocular reticule/ ranging grid. There was also a separate M17A1 model. my M17 7x50 binoculars are quite heavy at over 3 pounds, and are quite large at nearly 8 inches by 8 inches, and were obtained in a leather mod 24 carrying case.

M17 7x50 U.S. Army military binoculars
M17 7x50 jumelles militaires se l'armee Americaine.
M17 7x50 militarernglaser der US-Armee.
M17 7x50 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estados Unidos.
M17 7x50 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen.
M17 7x50 binocolo militare dell'esercito Americano.
M17 7x50 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse leger.
M17 7x50 militaere kikkert av den Amerikanske haeren.
M17 7x50 lornetka wojskowa armil Amerykanskiej.
M17 7x50 vojenske dalekohledy Americke armady.
M17 7x50 militaer kikkert af den Amerikanske haer.
M17 7x50 az Amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
M17 7x50 yhdysvaltain armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
M17 7x50 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
M17 7x50 ASV armijas militarais binoklis.
M17 7x50 JAV kariuomenes kariniai ziuronai.

1944 US M-16 WWII 7X50 Military Binoculars made by Nash Kelvinator

My WWII US military M16 7x50 binoculars were apparently made in 1944 by Nash Kelvinator (the company being a 1937 merger of Nash Motors Co and Kelvinator Appliance Co). My binoculars  came in an original green color, and with a horizontal and vertical ranging grid in one ocular, which is not uncommon for military binoculars. The US badly needed binoculars early in WWII. So naturally they got car and refrigerator makers to make them!

1944 US M-16 Nash Kelvinator 7x50 military binoculars.
1944 Etats-Unis jumelles militaires M-16 Nash Kelvinator 7x50.
1944 Estados Unidos binoculares militares M-16 Nash Kelvinator 7x50.
1944 Stati Uniti M-16 Nash Kelvinator 7x50 binocolo militaire.
1944 USA M-16 Nash Kelvinator 7x50 militar kikare.
1944 M-16 Nash Kelvinator verrekijker. Text Box: 1944 Nash Kelvinator Binoculars 

1940 Nash Car

1940 Kelvinator Refrigerator

The US  Army M19  binoculars design was developed in 1955, with left side graticule/ ranging grid, and produced ca 1975-1980’s. These binoculars were designed to be field serviceable by replacing pre-adjusted modules, as shown by the ring attached ocular assembly.

US Army M-19 7x50 Military Binoculars with Graticule/ Ranging Grid

M19 7x50 U.S. Army military binoculars.
M19 7x50 jumelles militaires de l'armee Americaine.
M19 7x50 militarfernglaser de US-Armee.
M19 7x50 binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estados Unidos.
M19 7x50 militarkikare av den Amerikanska armen.
M19 7x50 binocolo militare dell'escercito Americano.
M19 7x50 militaire verrekijker an het Amerikaanse leger.
M19 7x50 militaere kikkert av den Amerikanske haeren.
M19 7x50 lornetka wojskowa armii Amerykanskie.
M19 7x50 vojenske dalekohledy Americke armady.
M19 7x50 militaer kikkert a den Amerikanske haer.
M19 7x50 az Amerikai hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
M19 7x50 yhdysvaltain armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
M19 7x50 binoculos militares do exercito dos EUA.
M19 7x50 ASV armijas militarais inoklis.
M19 7x50 JAV kariuomenes kariniai ziuronal.

My understanding is that various optical components of the M19 binoculars were made in Japan, but “assembled” in the USA.

FUJINON M22 7x50 US Army Binoculars NSN 1240-01-361-1318

Fujinon M22 7x50 U.S. Army militry binoculrs.
Fujinon M22 7x50 jumelles militaires del'armee americaine.
Fujinon M22 7x50 militarisches fernglas de US armee.
Fujinon M22 7x50 militar kikare i usa:s arme.
Fujinon M22 7x50 militaire verrekijker van het Amerikaanse.
Fujinon M22 7x50 binocolo militare dell'esercito americano.
Fujinon M22 7x50  binoculares militares del ejercito de los Estado Unidos.