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British / Re: Ross 10x80.
« Last post by Niall McLaren on Today at 07:25:19 PM »
I'm not sure a polisher would buy it at that price. They like to buy cheap (as do all dealers) and sell high to maximise profits. Maybe a well heeled collector will get it when the price falls? :)
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British / Re: Ross 10x80.
« Last post by James Stewart on Today at 12:32:33 PM »
Sadly on eBay this am , chances are it will be bought by " a polisher".
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113093206233?ul_noapp=true

Seller has based his price on another 2015 eBay sale, it's mount I would love.

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Yep,. probably.
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Very nice Uli, you've got a hugh pile of ads, leaflets and catalogs ;)

Regarding the pictured binoculars. Made in France?
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2 pages showing "Mono" binoculars from another Mono Werke catalogue, dating from about 1911.
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some further ads of the Mono-Werk Magdeburg
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The Minor belonged to a family of early Schütz binoculars differing only in power and lense diameter. All were characterised by a Porro-2-prism system. See pic 5 showing the 8x20 Minor along with the 8x25 Lumex.

The Minor was made with 4x, 6x as well as (only rarly to see) 8x power. All models show 20mm objective lenses.

As it can be seen very often, Schütz marked the copies with the designations wished by the retailer. Here it was Mono-Minos as many of the retailer's producs were named in that way. First Mono- than the special name of the item.

The "Mono-Werk" located on the river Elbe in Magdeburg was owned by Rudolph Chasté. Between 1897 and 1949 the company produced lenses and photo cameras in Magdeburg (www.blende-und-zeit.sirutor-und-compur.de). Furthermore, a large selection of photo articles were offered in the catalogs.

The above Schütz Mono-Minos 8x(20) might have been part of the company's offers.

Uli Zeun listed a Lumex-Mono(cluar) 18x http://www.monocular.info/lumex18x37.htm maybe offered (not produced!) as well by the Mono-Werk Magdeburg.
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German / Re: Zeiss D.F. 13 x 91
« Last post by Peter De Laet on June 21, 2018, 10:10:02 PM »
Thanks all, Simon I think you might be right. Yet another Flak glas...!
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German / Re: Zeiss D.F. 13 x 91
« Last post by Frode Wiik on June 21, 2018, 02:04:44 PM »
Congratulations Peter, this model is unknown for me. Cheers Frode
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Interbellum Models / Re: An astounding rescue and find
« Last post by Alex Lipton on June 20, 2018, 09:47:01 PM »
Thanks a lot Simon,

We are not miles away in dating the specimen.

Best of luck in your search

Alex
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