Posted 9 months ago
An intriguing thing here, carrying more questions than answers.
Old pair of binoculars, seemingly very nicely made/machined from brass. Shown here only after simple dusting off, no other 'cleaning'. The only markings on them are shown in pic 3 as best as I can find/photograph, reading "BRAZILIAN" on one side and "PEEBLES" or something (I can't really make out what that other word is???) on either side of their center adjusting post, each lens/eyepiece also seems to read "10X" with maybe another word above that.
To further add to the mystery...inside one lens there is an old paper label now loose in there. (pic 4) Presumably the name of a former owner of these, all I can really see/read thru the lens is what looks like an ink-stamped name and handwritten "Rock Island, Ill." on that -- I haven't even tried to open it up to get a better look at that.
ALSO -- for some likewise unexplainable reason, it looks for all the world as if somebody, long ago, "restored" exactly 1/2 of this set. Pics 1 & 2 show it best...one side definitely does not match the other with the current 'patina'. What to make of that, I likewise don't know.
Happy FULL MOON, everybody... ;-) :-) :-) :-)