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Schulze & Bartels Rathenow 6x24 Ariston about 1910

Started by Winfried Tuerk, April 09, 2020, 09:41:42 pm

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Winfried Tuerk

April 09, 2020, 09:41:42 pm Last Edit: April 10, 2020, 11:55:07 pm by Winfried Tuerk
Rare Rathenow model made by the company Schulze & Bartels, founded 1850 as the second oldest company in Rathenow (the oldest one was Busch).

They made camera lenses and apparently many Galilean models, for example the C91 developed by Goerz and the neighbour factory Emil Busch (http://binopedia.info/index.php?topic=3001.msg15489#msg15489).

The Ariston is a prism model of similar construction as the 6x/8x24 Busch Ultralux, but there are a couple of differences as well. I think, we can call this the "Rathenow Style" of binoculars as the model range of all other companies was very similar to that of Busch. Probably, there were regular exchanges of employees and "ideas" among all the many optical companies in Rathenow...

Notice the ad, they offered "Prisma Perspektive" (prism binoculars).

Resources
Manns, Martin (2017): Rathenower Grabst├Ątte. 170 p. Rathenow
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Winfried Tuerk

Two ads from April 1914 showing Galilean and prism binoculars made by Schulze & Bartels. The left one seems to be similar to the Ariston.
living without binoculars is possible but senseless - paraphrasing Loriot "living without puc is possible ..."