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Vintage Observation Binoculars, 10 X 80.
A pair of German ex military observation binoculars with 45º incline eyepieces mounted onto an aluminium gimble and adjustable old wooden Carl Zeiss tripod. The binoculars are marked D.F. 10 x 80, r dkl X, 71719, and are by Josef Schneider Optische Werke Bad Kreuznach and later Goettingen (1948). The eyepieces can be altered for the distance between the eyes simply with a turn of a knob as can the four shade settings for the lenses. The optical quality of the lenses is excellent and a rubber head rest also comes with the binoculars. This is a very fine pair of binoculars that have been stripped of paint and highly polished, giving it a sculptural look.
The measurements below are without the tripod.
H 43.5 cm x W 23 cm x D 43.5 cm
H 17¼" x W 9¼" x D 17¼"