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Early prism binoculars / Re: Stereo binoculars E.Krauss Paris
« Last post by Per Ejler on Today at 01:41:41 PM »
We have a 10X but with brass ends in our collection. Also with no mention of Zeiss.
On the left side endplate it write; "Stereo-Jumelle No. 26653". On the right side it says "E.Krauss Paris Bto5C.CGC "
Eyecups are obviously originally metal (Alu). And it don't carry a serial number where they usually are on the Zeiss. The "10X" are engraved on the middle flat washer. It offer Long brass leather strap holders and the strap are original and in very nice condition.
Early prism binoculars / Re: Hensoldt Penta Feldstecher 7x22.6
« Last post by Per Ejler on February 19, 2018, 12:10:18 PM »
Hi, we hold two of these early Hensoldt bino's. A 5X and a 9X. Not refurbished and with original cover. I am very interested in all information about this serie. The Hensoldt name imprint proberly tell the most about our two pieces, it indicate they are fairly early, but the only photo I can provide are these:

Guess they were made before another two in our collection also with sparkling view;

P.s. I moved many photos from the collection to Pinterest , all presant in the collection;

German / Re: German dienstglas acceptance marking (short history)
« Last post by Rodolfo Peirano on February 18, 2018, 01:13:05 PM »
Thanks a lot Winfried.  :)
German / Re: Silvamar fron London (or Silvarem ?)
« Last post by Rodolfo Peirano on February 16, 2018, 08:22:54 PM »
Dear Hans,
thanks for your post.

I understand very well that your work was a really huge work, and I thank you for all the information you have provided us with your books.

If you wanr, I'm happy to collaborate modestly for your updates.

Dear Cheers.
German / Re: Silvamar fron London (or Silvarem ?)
« Last post by Hans T. Seeger on February 16, 2018, 07:55:31 PM »
Dear Frank and dear Rodolfo,
I have the following comments to make regarding my listings of serial numbers. The statement (by Frank) that the lists show my state of knowledge at the time of the printing of the books is true. This means that the lists are "living" and as new numbers are found and added they become more comprehensive. Each new Zeiss number which I get is added to my lists and  I would never be offended for help or support on receiving "new" numbers, on the contrary. For "new" or additional series a pic of the serial number and some details would be helpful; I have a file with pics of Zeiss binos, but I do not list each bino photograph there. As of today, there are in my Zeiss list (Hauptnummern up to 1946) some 15.400 numbers. For the years (1946 - 1991, and other number circles) there are a further 3.700 numbers. I understand that my friend Thomas Antoniades has 17.000 numbers to 1946 and a further 1.000 after that year. Before editing new lists we compare our lists and complete our data by cross checking each other’s workings.
The facts which we all have to accept are: There are no "official" lists available up to 1929 where one would see the series and production dates. It is our task to collect the numbers and to build up these lists in the best way we can and using what is available. This refers to civilian as well as military binos, the numbers of military ones, however, are difficult to come by, as most have not survived. As you probably know the numbers of several military ones are outside the Hauptnummern and there are different "circles". Not a single official list is present and a lot of work is ahead of us..... We approach our work with the seriousness you would expect of us and the duty we feel we have to the collecting community. And if there are errors, they are only there because we have to make the best estimate we can at the time.
Interbellum Models / Re: The most powerful binoculars ever manufactured!
« Last post by Niall McLaren on February 16, 2018, 03:52:47 PM »
He had some amazing stuff. The FOV is very small but not unexpected at 25x. ;)
Interbellum Models / Re: The most powerful binoculars ever manufactured!
« Last post by christopher Eanor on February 16, 2018, 12:55:44 PM »
Lot 1615 - an AMAZING collection, auction proved to be a very looooong day
Interbellum Models / Re: The most powerful binoculars ever manufactured!
« Last post by Rodolfo Peirano on February 15, 2018, 07:27:21 PM »
a really powerful handheld bino Niall, Have you other information about ? FOV ?
German / Re: 1918 Zeiss 6x30 dienstglas
« Last post by Rodolfo Peirano on February 15, 2018, 07:23:15 PM »
Oho, the last "4" is really odd, a little bit "homemade" so to say? ;)
Maybe made by a trainee?

Also the 8 of the serial number.  :-\ Have you seen the top of the the eyepiece cover ?
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