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Winfried Tuerk

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Early Schütz Ruf & Co. Kassel Soclar 8x56 # 76400
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:46:48 PM »
So far unknown to me, a pair of Ruf & Co. Kassel 8x56 Soclar, around 1930. Completely other shape compared to the later Soclar model! Porro-2 design. The models change around 1935 or somewhat later?

Not a beauty at all: Heavy clumsy body made from zinc? 1000gr! After the war the weight was reduced to 700 gr.

As usual, Schütz Wolfshagener Straße in Kassel produced the Soclar in a wide range of model variants, here 7x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 15x, 20x 56. To my knowledge the Soclar family was the fastest the company offered before and after ww2.
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Re: Early Schütz Ruf & Co. Kassel Soclar 8x56 # 76400
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 01:49:38 PM »
Here the really huge Porro-2 prism system.

The ad presents models offered in 1938.

The last pic compares the earlier version (mark 1) with the later Soclar model (mark 2, afterwar version).
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 07:22:33 PM by Winfried Tuerk »
live without binoculars is possible but senseless - paraphrasing Loriot "live without puc is possible ..."