1917 Carl Zeiss Deinstglas DF 8x24 WWI German army binoculars

My Carl Zeiss Deinstglas DF 8x24 binoculars are WWI German military binoculars  “ D.F ” is “Doppel Fernrohrglas”, or Double Telescope. As the war progressed and model 08 non prismatic binoculars were issued to non commissioned officers, binoculars such as these were usually issued to infantry officers. Per Hans Seeger, F.L.S. 65 is an acceptance mark of Fuerwerkslaboratorium Spandau, who took over responsibility for military acceptance of D.F. pattern optical devices in 1908.

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1924 Laboratorio di Precisione KL Italian Army 8x26 binoculars #305

I.K.K. WWII Imperial Japanese Army 6 x 9.3 binoculars

My Italian 8x26 military binoculars with the quite low serial number M305 and 1924 date were part of a small production run for the Italian Army by the Laboratorio di Precisione in Rome, a factory that produced Italian military equipment from sometime before 1906, until their plant was largely destroyed by 1943 Allied bombing. The 100 ° L.D. marking is 100 Lastrina Diastimotrica, which I believe is a measure of angle of view.

Two WWII E.K. WWII Imperial Japanese Army 6 x, 9.3 ° binoculars, serial numbers 63849 and 88929, with right ocular graticule

My WWII era I.K.K. made IJA/ Imperial Japanese Army 6 x 9.3 binoculars are typical of an approved pattern., and have a right ocular graticule/ ranging grid Though WWII I.K.K. binoculars in various powers are not uncommon, I have not yet identified I.K.K. (help welcome). The canvas case is typical late war pattern and is marked, as are the straps of case and binoculars (translation help please... miniature.binoculars@gmail.com).

My two WWII era E.K. made IJA/ Imperial Japanese Army 6 x, 9.3 ° binoculars serial numbers 63849 and 88929 are typical of an approved Japanese military pattern, and have a right ocular graticule/ ranging grid. These type binoculars are normally thought of as infantry & mobile artillery officers equipment. E.K. is the abbreviation for Enomoto Kogaku Seiki K.K.(Enomoto Optical Instruments Works/ 榎本光学精機製作所 ) , which was a Japanese optics assembling manufacturer founded in 1934. They produced quantities of WWII Japanese military and ordinance optics. “ Fuji Shashin Kōki K.K.  ( 富士写真光機㈱ , meaning "Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.") was founded in 1944, from the assets of Enomoto Kōgaku Seiki Seisakusho ( 榎本光学精機製作所 ), but this was absorbed back into Fuji Shashin Film 富士写真 フィルム㈱ ) after 1945.” (quote credit Wikepedia). Enomoto contributed the Meibo name that Fuji Photo Optical subsequently used on some of their post war civilian binoculars.

1924 Laboratorio di Presisione 8x26 Italian army military binoculars.
1924 Laboratoria di Presisione 8x26 jumelles militaires de l'armee italienne.
1924 Laboratorio di Presisione 8x26 militarfernglas de italienischen armee.
1924 Laboratorio di Presisione 8x26 binoculares militares del ejercito Italiano.
1924 Laboratorio di Presisione 8x26 Italienska armens militaria kikare.
1924 Laboratorio di Presisione 8x26 binocolo militare dell'essercito Italiano.
1924 Laboratoria di Precisione 8x26 Italiaanse keger miliaire verrekijker.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 den Italienske haerens militaere kikkert.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 lornetka wojskowa armii wioskiej.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 vojensky dalekohled italske armady.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 den Italienske haers militaere kikkert.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 Olasz hadsereg katonai tavcso.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 Italian armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x26 binoculos militares do exercito italiano.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione 8x25 Italijas armijas militarie binokli.
1924 Laboratorio di Precisione Italijos armijos kariniai ziuronai.

From my pre WWI Laboratorio di Precisione trade card

I.K.K. 6x Japanese Army military binoculars.
I.K.k. 6x jumelles militaires de l'armee Japonaise.
I.K.K. 6x militarfernglaser der Japanischen armee.
I.K.K. 6x binoculares militares del ejercito Japones.
I.K.K. 6x Japanska armens militaria kikare.
I.K.K. 6x binocolo militare dell'esercito Giapponese.
I.K.K .6x militaire verrekijker van het Japanse leger.
I.K.K. 6x Japansk haer militaer kikkert.
I.K K. 6x lornetka wojskowa armii Japonskiej.
I.K.K. 6x vojenske dalekohledy Japonske armady.
I.K.K. 6x Japansk haer militaer kikkert.
I.K.K. 6x Japan hadsereg katonai tavcsovel.
I.K.K. 6x Japanin armeijan kiikarit.
I.K.K. 6x binoculos militares do exercito Japones.
Japanos armijas militarais binoklis.
Japonijos armijos kariniai ziuronai.

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EK 6x Japanese army military binoculars.
EK 6x jumelles militares d l'armee Japonaise.
EK 6x militarfernglaser der Japanischen armee.
EK 6x binocularesmilitares del ejercito Japones.
EK 6x Japanska armens militara kikare.
EK 6x binocolo militare dell'esercito Giapponese.
EK 6x militaire verrekijker van het Japanese leger.
EK 6x Japansk haer militaer kikkert.
EK 6x lornetka wojskowa armil Japonskiej.
EK 6x vojenske dalekohledy Japaonske armady.
EK 6x Japansk haer militaer kikkert.
EK 6x Japan hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
EK 6x Japanin armeijan kiikarit.
EK 6x binoculos militares do exercito Japones.
EK 6x Japanas armijas militarais binoklis.
EK 6x Japonijos armijos karinial ziuronai.

J.E.S. mark is Japan Engineering Standards  # 13554

1971 NS Polish Army IR Infrared Vision military binoculars

The evolution of optical night vision commenced with using large light gathering objectives, then light transmitting efficiency lens coatings, then electronics age infra red spotlights and active optical detection, and then electronic light intensifiers, and then thermal imaging. All are still used in various combinations or in various applications. (IR is used lot for CCTV night vision illumination these days in IR led form, and I use it a lot in for friendly CCTV wildlife night viewership).

Polish army infrared military night vision binoculars.
Jumelles de vision nocturne militaire infrarouge de l'armee Polonaise.
Infrarot-Nachtsichtfernglaser der Polnnischen Armee.
Binoculares de vision nocturna militares infrarojos del escercito Polaco.
Polaska armens infraroda militara nattkikare.
Binocolo militare per la visione notturna a infrarossi dell'esercito Polacco.
Poolse leger infrarod militaire nachtzicht verrekijker.
Den Polske haeren infrared militaire nattesyn kikkert.
Wojskowa lornetka noktowizyjna na podczerwien.
Polska armada infrarede militaere nattekikkert.
A lengyel hadsereg infravoros katonai ejjeliato tavcsovei.
Poulan armeijan infrapuna-armeijan yonakokiikarit.
Binoculosde visao noturna militar infravermelha do exercito Polaco.
Polijas armijas infrasarkanais militarais nakts redzamibas binoklis.
Lenkijos kariuomenes infraraudonuju spinduliu karinai naktinio matymo zouronai.

My 1971 Polish night vision set combines a hand held IR spotlight with active electronic IR binoculars, and battery box. The same components were more widely used as the Polish Army NS-71IR goggle system that mounted to a helmet.

1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstgas DF 8x24 German army military binoculars.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 Armee Allemande Jumelles militares.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 Bundwehr Militarfernglas.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 ejercito Aleman Binoculares militares.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 ejercito Aleman prismaticos militares.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 Tyska Armens Militara kikare.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 binocolo militare dell'escercito tedesco.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 militaire verrekijker van het Duitse leger.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 den tyske haerens militaere kikkert.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 lornetka wojensky armii niemieckie.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 vojensky dalekohled nemecke armady.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 den tyske haers militaere kikkert.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 a nemet hadsereg katonai tavcsovei.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 saksan armeijan sotilaskiikarit.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 binoculos militares do exercito alemao.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 vacijas armijas militarais binoklis.
1917 Carl Zeiss Jena Dienstglas DF 8x24 vokietijos aqrmijos kariniai ziuronai.

Nedinsco Finnish Army M55 SA Suomi Armeija Weapons Sight

My Nedinsco made M55 weapons sight was made for the Finnish 55 S (55mm Sinko Vuodelta) Raikka Oy recoilless rifle system, nicknamed Nyrkka), and is SA / Suomi Armeija/ Finnish Army property marked. This weapons system was developed in the early 1950’s to replace the previously used German Panzerschrek and Panzerfaust anti tank/ bunker man pack weapons, and six were assigned to each motorized infantry battalion.

It was phased out in the 1980’s by the M72 LAW and Apilas. With a radically arched trajectory an optical  weapons sight was critical to good hit probability.

WWII Srb & Stys Fabrik Praiser Messinstrumente Dienstglas bmk 6x30 German Military binoculars

My WWII 6x30 German dienstglas military binoculars carry the WWII bmk German wartime code of Srb & Sys Fabrik Praiser Messinstrumente of Prague Zechoslovaka, and have a right ocular reticule/ ranging grid. The + marking indicates 1442 cold weather optical grease, and the blue triangle indicates use to -40 ° C (-40 ° F). In the winter due to cold fogging the camera lens; more frequent bad weather, and shorter hours of sunlight, I tend take more photos inside, which then attracts much more Siamese kitty assistance.

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bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 German army military binoculars.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 jumelles militaires de l'armee Allemande.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 militarfernglaser de Werhmacht. 
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 binoculares militares del ejercito Tedesco.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 Tyska armens militara kikare.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 binocolo militaire dell'esercito Tedesco.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 militaire verrekijker van het Duitse leger.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 den tyske haerens militaire kikkert
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 lornetka wojskowa armil niemeckiej.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 vojensky dalekohled nemecke armady.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 den tyske haersmilitaire kikkert.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 a nemet hadsereg katonai tavcsovel.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 saksan armeijan sotilaskikiikarit.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 binoculos militares do exercito alemao.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 vacijas armijas militarais binoklis.
bmk Srb & Stys 6x30 Vokietijos armijos kariniai ziuronal.

1946 Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant ( Красногорский механический завод, Krasnogorskiy Mechanicheskiy Zavod, KMZ) Russian 6x30 Military binoculars

At the end of WWII most binoculars manufacturers (including those in Russia, the UK, Canada and elsewhere that were essentially government operated) usually assembled the binoculars they could from the piles of  wartime parts on hand. I think this is probably the case with my 1946 Russian Krasnogorsk state plant binoculars, which have a leather ocular cover, and do not have a graticule/ ranging grid. The Krasnogorsk factory was created in 1942 near Moscow, and still is in operation, and was known for manufacturing Zenit camera products. The “tomb” logo was used by KMZ during the years 1942-1949.

CMC Paris French Made 8x26 binoculars UK MOD British Military issued marked binoculars

Srb n Š tys Praha 6x30 VZ 9/13 Czech Army binoculars