Vintage Binoculars By TOKO, Japan, 20 x 120

Vintage Binoculars By TOKO, Japan, 20 x 120

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Japanese Ex-navy 20 x 120 Binoculars.
A large pair of Japanese ex-navy observation binoculars mounted on a vintage adjustable wooden tripod. The WWII marine binoculars with 3º incline eyepieces are marked '20 X 3º, TOKO, No. 145'. These binoculars are predominately used for viewing the horizon, the optics give outstanding visual clarity and are equal or better than any similar modern binocular. The eyepieces can be adjusted for focus as can the interpupillary distance. The binoculars are a one-piece body casting for increased rigidity with modern brass shades, exterior ports for charging the interiors with inert gas to expel moisture. They are fully restored to original working order and give a very good optical performance.

The measurements are without the tripod.

There is an image of three observation binoculars side by side to demonstrate the size difference.
Left to right Japanese 20 X 120, Japanese 15 X 80 & German 10 X 80.

During the Second World War, the Japanese manufactured a great number of large aperture binoculars. Out of all the countries involved in the war who were manufacturing such binoculars, Japan was the most prolific with Toko and Nikko being the largest contributors.

Dimensions:

Height 24 cm / 9 12"
Width 30.5 cm / 12 14"
Depth 76 cm / 29 "
Period

1900-1949

Year

Circa 1940's

Medium

Aluminum

Country

Japan

Signed

TOKO

Condition

Very good.

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