Collecting Military Binoculars

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British Binoculars 

Military binoculars:

              British makers of prismatic binoculars during World War 1 (click here)

6 x Aitchison's Army issue folding binoculars 1899

5 x 2 " 7/16 Joseph Levi & Co London  1902

6 x 24 unknown French made binoculars with broad arrows

8 x 25 Colmont Paris

5.5 x 16 "The Folding Minim" by Negretti & Zambra 1915

6 x 24 Carl Zeiss London Ltd 1916

6 x 30 Ross Mk 1 1918

6 x 30 W.Watson & Sons Ltd MK 1 1918 

18 x "Terlux" Busch

6 x 30 mon pris  No 1A Mark II 1930

Tel Sig MK VI 1930

Barr & Stroud Rangefinder No 12 Mk III 1940

7 x 50 C.F. 41  Barr & Stroud   Glasgow and London 1940 with spray-shields 

7 x 50 C.F. 41  Barr & Stroud   Glasgow and London 1941

6 x 30 No 2 "MK II" Taylor-Hobson 1941  

1X 5 Bino.Prism. Mk IV 1941

6 x 30 No 2 "MK II" Taylor-Hobson 1941  2

6 x 30 No 2 "MK II" Kershaw 1942

6 x 30  6E/291  A.M. MK2 1943 Watson-Baker Co Ltd

Tabby Type K Monocular Infra-red receiver 1943

Director No 9 (Aiming circle) 1943

6 x 30 No 2 "MK III"

6 x 30 Universal Camera Corp. New York  U.S.A. 

Telescope Scout Regiment Mk2 s  20x

2 1/2 x 50 Husun Pilot binoculars  ref No 6E 338 1944 

7 x 50 Bino Prism No 5 Mk IV Ross London 1944

7 x 50 Bino Prism No 5 Mk V 

10 x 40 periscope No 14 TPL Mk 4 1950

10 x 40 periscopic binoculars A.F.V. MK 2/1 made bij A.K.& S. 1954


 Civilian binoculars:

Six-draw spyglass (pocket telescope) 1810

Five-draw spyglass (pocket telescope) Berge late Ramsdon London 1815

Five draw gilded spyglass (pocket telescope) 1820

Victorian spyglass telescope

6 x 55  H. Hughes & son  London +/-1900

8 x Aitchison model Zonac

8 x 22 Aitchison London

6 x 30  Monocular Ross London

Kershaw wide angle Opera glas

7 x 24  T.J.Williams Cardiff +/-1910

Davon Fieldmicroscope/ Telescope 1912 F.Davidson & Co London

2,5 x 50 Husun Pilot binoculars made by H.Hughes & sons ltd London

6 x 30 C.F.20  Barr & Stroud Glasgow and London

25 x 42 field telescope Broadhurst Clarkson

8 x 30  "Raylight" Wray London 1950

7 x 42 monocular Barr & Stroud  C.F. 28A 1953/54

10 x 50 "Stepmur"Ross London 1960

12 x 40 "Solaross" Ross London 1957-1974