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Askania Opera Glass 1930 #60128, #62266

Started by Winfried Tuerk, May 24, 2020, 02:29:38 pm

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Winfried Tuerk

May 24, 2020, 02:29:38 pm Last Edit: September 08, 2020, 10:47:35 am by Winfried Tuerk
Hi collegues, I'm hoping your're fine?

Binoculars made by the Berlin company Askania are quite rare over here. So far, I've came across a 6x30 Porro-1 model named Pantex (see http://binopedia.info/index.php?topic=3363.0), and the presented gilded Opera Glass named Oper. The later is made in a very elegant way and designated with wonderful art deco digits and letters. The little case is made from snake skin, and the little cuty perfectly fits in it.

Interestingly, the case of the specimen with the lower serial number shows on the innerside an owner's mark "Kid. E. G. Isaacs Oct. 1930".

My questions are,
- was does the abbreviation Kid. mean?
- does the Name Isaacs indicate to a jewish owner?

Askania (ww2-codes bxx, ppx, kjj) is well-known for their "big optics" intended for civilian as well as military use. For details see the nice leaflet presented by Uwe Derstroff http://binopedia.info/index.php?topic=2773.msg13979#msg13979

All the best - Winfried
living without binoculars is possible but senseless - paraphrasing Loriot "living without puc is possible ..."

Rodolfo Peirano

Very lovely theatre set Winfried,

As for family name Isaacs, is of Jewish origin: Isaac, Isehaq, means "the smile of God" - "God smiles".

Kit. ? ? ?  ;)
everyone can learn from everyone - Rodolfo