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Rodolfo Peirano

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Hensoldt monocular or half binoculars ?
« on: May 13, 2019, 09:04:13 AM »
This "monocular" may be a monocular or an half binocular.

Actually it looks like a half binoculars since it has the remains of the bridge connection, but right in the flat part of this, there are engraved marks and characteristics of the optic.

Could Uli know more about it ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hensoldt-Wetzlar-Marine-Dialyt-Vergr-8x-10x-monocular-190/163682583814?hash=item261c3e0506:g:a8kAAOSwBNNc0~OZ
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Re: Hensoldt monocular or half binoculars ?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 09:28:20 AM »
Seems to me a little "home made". Notice the scratched surface of the former bridge block (typical for the "Hindenburg-Dialyte"). The 8 of the power is visible twice and so on.

Make two from one Marine Dialyt?

The serial number appears to be plausible, from the early 1920s. On Dialyts, the Wacht-logo was probably used still after 1920.
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Re: Hensoldt monocular or half binoculars ?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:00:01 PM »
Most certainly a genuine monouclar. The half Dialyt also could have a serial number on top or bottom of the bridge stump.
See: http://www.monocular.info/dialyt8x50.htm And compare:
http://www.monocular.info/dialyt6x_w.htm
http://www.monocular.info/dialyt8x_w.htm
http://www.monocular.info/dialyt6x26universal.htm

« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 01:08:58 PM by Rodolfo Peirano »

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Re: Hensoldt monocular or half binoculars ?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 01:08:07 PM »
Thanks Uli.  :)

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