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Rodolfo Peirano

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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2019, 08:41:29 PM »
Hi Rodolfo,

In his Blue Book on page p. 453 (left upper part) Seeger says, 'The name Marineglas was erased during the second half of the Great War. [...] and from serial number 805000 for the military 6x30 was used only the neutral name D.F. 6x30'

If the designation D.F. 6x30 was officially used for this important type of German military binoculars by maybe 1916 onwards (= second half of the War) the case would have been made later as the Marineglas.


Ok Winfried,
I have not read the pages you have reported to me, and I do not doubt what you tell me, but in the list of serial numbers Zeiss, (Grey book Seeger) The Marineglas start from 1914 and D.F. 6x30 from 1914. I meant only this  ;)

Indeed I have a D.F.6x30 (1916) #620.766 and a Marineglas 1° type of 1909 #186.289

Regarding the case, I wonder: since they are early manufacturing cases, because it seems that there are no written Marineglas, but only D.F. 6x30 ? It may be you can find more information in  the Blue or Green Seeger books (I don't remember which one) in the pages dedicates to the cases.

For me it's difficult read the German.

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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2019, 02:15:49 PM »
Another early 1909 Marineglas (long tubes)
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2019, 05:51:43 PM »
Hi Rodolfo, I've got a couple of these nice 'long tube' Marineglas. Those with quivers have normal rounded cases with a handle and neck strap, not the rectangular ones intended for belt fixing (made like 'Magazintaschen', leather cartridge magazine)...

I've read a lot about cases in Seeger's Green Book. I really like leather cases very much!

Seeger could imagine, that all rectangular cases could be produced by one single manufacturer. Only the stamp in the leather showing the company's name differs.
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2019, 09:31:42 PM »
Tanks for the nice images Winfried, In the first one the binos seem 6x24.

Regarding the cases, we sing from the same song. . . Many times I am attracted more by the case than by binoculars   ::)
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 11:00:35 PM »
Here two further pics of rectangular cases for the FG 08, D.F. 03 (first/second/third model).
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2019, 12:06:54 AM »
Many times I am attracted more by the case than by binoculars

Especially if they smell good (or is that just me?) ;D
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2019, 08:25:39 AM »
(or is that just me?)

NO Niall, not only you  ::)
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 09:28:24 AM »
When they come they often smell musty! No wonder after decades somewhere in a cellar's drawer...

Often they smell perfume as the seller wants to hide something...

A special saddler soap helps a little. Afterwards I use English wax for gloss and fat restoring.
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2019, 12:57:41 PM »
OK for the saddler soap, but not too much wax otherwise they take on an unnatural appearance  ;)
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2019, 02:19:34 PM »
"Wenig ist mehr" we say in German...

"not much, but good" we say in German... ;)
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2019, 02:42:37 PM »
"Less is more" ;)
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Re: Zeiss DF 6x30 Case
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2019, 02:49:16 PM »
:)
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