Collecting Military Binoculars
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French military binocular 7 x 22 Huet Paris Extra Lumineuze
No: I.C. 16 584* On the clamp nut is engraved 7910
This is a French military prismatic binocular issued for , made from about 1905/1909. It has brass cover plates. On the left cover the following text is engraved : "Extra Lumineuse 7x." On the right cover only "Huet Paris". The body is covered with leather.
It has sophisticated individual focusing, where a knurled ring rotates to adjust the focusing of the ocular and the eye cup remains stationary.( A hundred years later it is used in the KOMZ BPO 7 x 30 ) It has a telemetric device in the right hand ocular: Swivel mounted calc-spar plate with double refraction.
(From Dr. Hans Seeger, "Militärische Ferngläser und Fernrohre")