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    Posted 3 years ago

    MySweetFinds
    (12 items)

    Another mystery. Does anyone has information about these binoculars? I got them from a garage sale- Thought they were very cool!

    Mystery Solved

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
      Any Markings?
    2. MySweetFinds, 3 years ago
      No, I cant find any.
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
      Hard to see in pic, is the black area Leather? or painted black?
    4. Tjx Tjx, 3 years ago
      Hi I have a replica set bought from a collectors centre many years ago as we lived right by the sea.
      I found out at the time after a bit of research they are Second World War field glasses used by our tropes on the front line .
      Tjx.

    5. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
      Look to be Antique Military Maritine Binoculars. 1880-1900
    6. MySweetFinds, 3 years ago
      It's black leather
    7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
      They may not be very old, here is a company selling a set that is very close to yours:

      http://www.stanleylondon.com/binoc5.jpg

      T A
    8. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
      I don't know, the patina on this one looks real old. Why would anyone go through all the trouble to make them look old? Do you have the page showing info on this pair?
    9. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
      Ahhh, I just read on that site that the ones on their site are reproductions. I think this is the real deal.
    10. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
      What do you think brass looks like after a few months of use in salt air? I had to replace leather camera straps because they crack after about twenty years of use (even with a yearly neatsfoot oil rub). Do the straps look like 100 year old leather? They don't to me.

      Here, Brookstone's sells a pair that are aged:
      http://www.brookstone.com/brass-binoculars-with-leather-overlay/835008p.html?bkeid=compare%7cmercent%7cgooglebaseads%7csearch&mr:trackingCode=0A0E1F2D-F84C-E511-80F6-0050569437F6&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=m&mr:adType=plaonline&mr:ad=78735831924&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:tid=&mr:ploc=&mr:iloc=&mr:store=&mr:filter=78005996163&gclid=CJPLh6v8vcgCFU1qfgodwdkK3w
      Like I said, they do not look that old to me, but that's just my opinion. ;)

      T A
    11. MySweetFinds, 3 years ago
      Thanks for all the info guys!
    12. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
      Now the brookstone looks like these, so you may be right!!
    13. MySweetFinds, 3 years ago
      I know the man having the yardsale was about 80+ years old..but yes it doesn't mean the I family member couldn't have bought it online.
    14. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 3 years ago
      Period optics tend to have a name on them (companies back then were prowd of the quality of their optics, even if the quality was low).

      Military items tend to have contract numbers, dates, or part numbers.

      T A

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