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German Observation Binoculars, 10 X 80
A pair of German ex-military observation binoculars mounted on an modern aluminium cradle and gimble with vintage adjustable wooden tripod. The binoculars with 45º incline eyepieces are marked D.F. 10 x 80, ?dkl X, 70898. They are by Josef Schneider Optische Werke Bad Kreuznach, later Goettingen (1948). The eyepieces can be adjusted for focus and the distance between your eyes with a turn of a knob, as can the four shade settings for the lenses. The optical quality of the lenses is remarkable. This is a very fine pair of binoculars with a highly polished finish, giving it a sculptural look.
The measurements are without the tripod. Ca. 1950's.
H 30.5 cm x W 48.5 cm x D 41 cm
H 12" x W 19" x D 16"