Collecting Military Binoculars

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Terrestrial pocket telescope 8 x 12 by Clermont 1890

 

 

 By the mid-1800s, mechanical and optical technology had advanced enough to allow twin telescope binoculars to be produced. By the last quarter of the 19th century, twin telescopes had evolved to very sophisticated optical systems. In some models, the lens system and the mechanical mounting were miniaturized so that twin telescope binoculars could be produced with a length of less than 160 mm. The smallest twin telescope binoculars had objective lenses with aperture diameters of 10-12 mm, and they collapsed for storage to under 120 mm.

produced. An early example from G. & S. Merz dates from the 1850s [11]. By the last quarter of the 19th century, twin 
telescopes had evolved to very sophisticated optical systems. In some models, the lens system and the mechanical 
mounting were miniaturized so that twin telescope binoculars could be produced with a length of less than 160 mm. The 
smallest twin telescope binoculars had objective lenses with aperture diameters of 10-12 mm, and they collapsed for 

storage to under 120 mm.

 

 

By the mid-1800s, mechanical and optical technology had advanced enough to allow twin telescope binoculars to be 
produced. An early example from G. & S. Merz dates from the 1850s [11]. By the last quarter of the 19th century, twin 
telescopes had evolved to very sophisticated optical systems. In some models, the lens system and the mechanical 
mounting were miniaturized so that twin telescope binoculars could be produced with a length of less than 160 mm. The 
smallest twin telescope binoculars had objective lenses with aperture diameters of 10-12 mm, and they collapsed for This small well made pocket binocular (retracted 12,5 cm and extended 17 cm) is made of aluminium. Weight is 200 gram. No makers mark. It's easy to focus and has a clear view.

 This small well made pocket binocular (retracted 12,5 cm and extended 17 cm) is made of aluminium. Weight is 200 gram. No makers mark. It's easy to focus and has a clear view.

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