Collecting Military Binoculars

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Dutch binoculars                                 

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Military binoculars:


6 x 24 Nedinsco "Telex" 1928   Sold

6 x 24 Kern Alpin 160 Aarau 1930's Sold

6 x 24 Nedinsco "D.F. 6 x 24" 1931

6 x 30 No 2 MKIII Kershaw 1945

6 x 30 "M3" Westinghouse 1944

Telescope Scout Regiment Mk2 s  22x  1940

7 x 50 "M17 A1" Westinghouse 1950's

6 x 30 Bleeker Medibu type 1 1950's Royal Army  Sold

6 x 30 Bleeker Medibu type 2 1950's Royal Army

6 x 30 Bleeker Medibu 1950's Royal Navy  Sold

7 x 50 Bleeker Ibunox 1950's Royal Navy   Sold

7 x 50 Hensoldt Diagon 1950's Royal Navy   Sold

7 x 50 Nedelta 1955  Sold  

7 x 50 Nedelta 1955 black Sold

8 x 40 Old Delft 1950's


Civilian binoculars:


18th century Italian telescope

5 x 55 Galilean binocular by L.J. Harri Amsterdam 1900

7 x 50 Nedinsco 1931

SLK Spotting telescopes Old Delft

12 x 35 SLK Old Delft spotting telescope 1948

20 x 50 SLK Old Delft spotting telescope 1949

Bleeker history

Bleeker geschiedenis

6 x 24 Bleeker IBU 1939

6 x 24 Bleeker IBU 1949 

7 x 50 Bleeker Ibunox 1953

8 x 32 Rinck 

2,5 x 25 Folding binoculars "Reader's Digest"


 Scheme of the Dutch Military Departments/ministries in time

 

D.v.O.  means Departement van Oorlog (Department of War) (1815 - 1927) and (1941 - 1947)
M.v.O. means Ministerie van Oorlog (Ministry of War) [1947- 1959) 
D.v.D.  means Departement van Defensie (Department of Defence  (1928 - 1941) 
M.v.D.  means Ministerie van Defensie (Ministry of Defence) (1959-... 

 

 

Until 1923 officers in the Dutch Army were assumed to purchase their own binoculars.

In 1924 the first  binoculars were issued by the Army to their Officers.