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  eug 10 x 80 80 degree           5 & 10 Marine Revolver Carl Zeiss Jena     8 x 30 Nedinsco 1934   7 x 50 blc Kriegsmarine 1941 -with a special case  

  7x50 blc Kriegsmarine 1942 (2 binoculars)    7 x 50 blc Kriegsmarine 1943 Benutzer Cup    7 x 50 blc with the letter “U”    

8 x 40 Delactis CZJ- 1924   8 x 40 Delactis CZJ -1930   8 x 40 Delactem CZJ - 1930   8x40 CZJ monocular - 1924
 

 

10 x 80  80 degree - eug - 1941

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Production number 61893

 

eug 10x80 80dgr with logo;18%

 

 

 

 

 

5 & 10 Marine Revolver - Carl Zeiss Jena - “Admiral Togo Glass”
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Production number 155

 

Revolver our 8%

 

 

 

 

 

8 x 30 Nedinsco 1934
The 8 x 30 Nedinsco is made in January 1934 for the Swiss Army.
The collectors sometimes refer as it is a gas mask model.  After a dissembled of the binocular it is visible that it has a Deltrintem or Deltrentis type of eyepiece. It is not a symmetrical eyepiece construction.
The eye relief is only 10 mm with extended eyecups.
The diameter of the aperture ocular lenses is 19 mm (measurement was taken with vernier caliper). The complete lens would be slightly bigger diameter to allow for the retaining ring.
The binocular have a very informative description on both plates.
On the left plate is engraved:
-         the Swiss cross;
-         production year 1934
-         Nedinsco logo.
On the right plate:
-         Swiss cross;
-         “Armee Modell”;
-         Swiss Army Number: 3484
The Swiss Army number is repeated on the bottom right plate. The Swiss cross is engraved on the bottom plates as well. Unfortunately, the description is nearly invisible, because the previous owner removed the paint from all plates.
The binocular is fitted with a graticule, but in unusual way, it is fixed into the left ocular.
The binocular measurements are; Weight 666 gram; High 105 mm;
The prism house is built from aluminum; hinge, oculars and objectives rings are made from brass. The body is covering with vulcanite material.
The production number is  inserted on the edge side of the right top plate facing the top bending bar – No. 1624068

 

8x30 Nedinsko for Swiss army;cup down No 3484;30%
8x30 Nedinsko for Swiss army No 3484;30%
               
The binocular with extended eyecups




  

 

 

 

 

 

7 x 50 blc  Kriegsmarine 1941
The binocular is built up from alloy and covered with black gritty textured paint. The body is fitted with desiccator cartridges at the bottom of prism house.
This model is not very common. It has very stiff focusing on the eyepieces. So the eyepiece focus does not move accidentally.
The eye lenses are made from soft glass and often scratch and can split in the half. The eye lenses are unique to this model. Any other eye lenses will not fit (!).
The prisms are Porro I system. The optics is fully coated.
This binocular should have the special  Bakelite rain cover “Benutzer”, that can be fitted on the mounting adapter on the upper hinge.
The binocular is with a special high quality leather case. It has fitted with the circular wooden blocks, on the base of the case. The shape of them are the same as the eyecups. On the top inside lid is a pocket probably for cleaning clothe or brush.

7x50 blc No 21..; case 8%                                           7x50 blc No 21..; (2)8%
 The case has embodied letters J.F. and swastika with the military test stamp - WaA C52. The production year is embodied as well - 1942. The letter - J.F. are showed in the war time code book, but without any makers name.
Case J.F.WaA C52; 15%
Production number 2188589

 

7x50 blc No 21..;8%




 

 

 

 

 

7 x 50 blc  Kriegsmarine 1942
The binocular is the same model as it was described above.
The binocular’s rain cover is made of Bakelite, but not the proper kind for this model.

7x50 blc No 2225633;(3) 8%       7x50 blc No 2225633; 8%

The binocular is with black leather case embodied with letters - cny 43 (Pose, C.,Wehrausrüstungen, Berlin 0 34, Boxhagener Str. 16).
Production number 2225633

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

7 x 50 blc  Kriegsmarine 1942
The same model as described above.
The special  Bakelite rain cover “Benutzer” is missing. The body is in good condition.
The binocular is with black leather case embodied with Carl Zeiss Jena logo and with the Marine stamp: M IV/1

                                                       Case embodied with CZJ logo; 10%
Production number 2225715

 

7x50 blc No 2225715; 8%

 

 

 

 

 

7 x 50 blc Kriegsmarine ca 1943
The same model as above, but this binocular is complete and in very good condition. The binocular has the special  Bakelite rain cover for this model, that is fitted on the mounting adapter on the upper hinge.
                                Benutzer cup for 7x50 blc;10%

The word on left does mean - User. The binocular user could write his name below the word “Benutzer”. The right site meaning - “eyepieces fixed do not adjust”
Production number 38017

 

7x50 blc No 38017;8%

 

 

 

 

 

7 x 50 blc Kriegsmarine  ca 1944
The is deferent from 7 x 50 blc described above. It is an unusual binocular.
The letter “U” is stamped by factory, under the top hinge screw. We have met some collectors who have this model in their collection with this letter. At this moment it is difficult to find an answer, what the letter is stand for.

 7x50 blc No 60438; Letter U;15%

The body is not fitted with desiccator cartridges at the bottom of prism house.
The ocular housings are not smooth as in the models 7 x 50 blc described above.
The other features are the same.
Additionally the case is exceptional as well. It was made in Rathenow by Carl Borg, in 1939. It is embodied with swastika and the military test stamp - WaA 100.
                                  7x50 blc No 60438; case Rathenow15%

Production number 60438

 

7x50 blc No 60438;8%

 

 

 

 

 

8 x 40 Delactis CZJ - individual focusing - 1925
This model was produced - 1921 -1936, for the civilian market .
The design of this model is a continuation of the early model 8 x 40 - manufactured from 1916. The binoculars  produced later were renamed or differently described. It is binocular with wide angle oculars. Field of view in angular measure - 8.75° and linear at a distance of 1000 yds. - 154 yds. Diameter of exit pupil is 5 mm. Light transmitting power - 25.
As Zeiss commercial catalog - “Zeiss field glasses” - printed in December 1936, says this model was discontinued in 1936. It was told that the binocular is best adapted for sport, hunting, navigation, etc. The catalogue is in our collection.
External features:
The binoculars body shape was not changed since 1916, remained in its drawings, the same. It has body brass and alloy with black textured leatherette. Our binocular is made in 1924.
The eye ocular tubes are beautifully made. The focusing rings are nicely diagonally knurled and is rather high -25 mm, compared to other focusing rings. It is easy to make an adjustment. The oculars can be individually focused: graduation from -5 to +5 diopter. 
The binocular description, on the plates, are written into the shape of the lenses; the name of the binocular and production number on the right plate; and logo of Carl Zeiss Jena, on the left plate.

Delactis 8 x 40 No1267477;CZJ 10%   Delactis 8 x 40 No1267477; delactis10%       
The binocular dimensions are: Width -195 mm (fully extended); Height -160 mm (included eye tubes); Weight - 1084 grams (2,62 pounds). 
Internal features:
It is model with Porro I prism system. The system is visible in the pictures of our other Delactis -spare parts:

  Delactis 8x40 CZJ; prisms; 8%  Delactis 8x40 CZJ; prisms from obj side; 8%
   The prism system - view from the top                    The view from the objective side

The bottom prism (from the objective side) is covered with a metal plate to prevent stray light

   Delactis 8x40 CZJ; obj side; 7% the objective

The eye lenses are very large with 22 mm diameter.

Delactis 8 x 40 No1267477;ocular 9%

This model has many enthusiasts, among binoculars collectors. They say, that optical performers is very good: “it’s extremely comfortable to look through with an exceptionally sharp image which goes a little soft at the edge but very gradually and, to my eye, not intrusively [...] The build quality is superb [...] prisms fit so perfectly and tightly in their bases.” -says Frank Lagorio.

 Delactis 8 x 40 No1267477(2); 10%
   The binocular with the extended oculars                                    
Production number: 1267477

 

Delactis 8 x 40 No1267477lfront 10%

 

 

 

 

 

8 x 40 Delactis CZJ - individual focusing - 1930
This binocular is the same model, in our collection, as the model described above. It was produced in 1930. Recently, the binocular has been serviced by Terry Vacani.

Delactis 8x40 CZJ No1325802 back;8%  Delactis 8x40 CZJ No1325802 oculars;8%

 Delactis 8x40 CZJ No1325802;8% Delactis 8x40 CZJ No1325802 right plate;8%

Production number: 1325802

 

Delactis 8x40 CZJ No1325802 front;8%










 

 

 

 

 

8 x 40 Delactem CZJ - centre focusing - 1930
This model was produced for the civilian market as well until 1936.
Many features are the same as the Delactis model. The focusing is deferent - it is binocular with central focus. The construction of the eye piece is differently designed.
Field of view in angular measure - 8.75° and linear at a distance of 1000 yds. - 154 yds. Diameter of exit pupil is 5 mm. The filed of view is the same as in Delactis binocular. Light transmitting power - 25.
The binocular was discontinued in 1936, as it was told in the Zeiss catalogue.
The binocular dimensions are: Width -195 mm (fully extended); Height -175 mm (included eye tubes); Weight - 1230 grams (2,71 pounds).
The binocular’s body is the same size as Delactis and produced from the same materials.

    Delactem R& Delactis L8% - left binocular is Delactis; right Delactem

The eye cup is constructed differently than model presented above. Central part of the eye cup is cut longitudinally.

Delactem 8x40 CZJ no1526470,centr foc;lenses8%       Delactem & Delactis 10%
                                                                               
            Delactem Binocular                                      The top binocular Delactis, the bottom Delactem

It is model with Porro I prism system as above Delactis.
The eye lenses are 17 mm diameter.
The binocular could be focused: graduation from -5 to +5 diopter. The focus adjustment wheel is big and well set. It is easy to to adjust the focus. 
Production number: 1526470

 


Delactem 8x40 CZJ no1526470,centr foc;10%


Delactem 8x40 CZJ no1526470,centr foc;8%

 

 

 

 

 

8 x 40 CZJ Monocular - 1924
This model was produced as the monocular of Delactis line.
External features:
The monocular’s body is the same size as Delactis and is produced from the same materials. It has body brass and alloy with black textured leatherette. The description on the plate, is only Carl Zeiss Jena logo written into the shape of the lens with magnification and objective diameter - 8x40 below. Over the logo is production number of the monocular. The monocular does not have a name engraved.

 Monocular 8x40 CZJ No1233934;oc8%  Monocular 8x40 CZJ No1233934;(2)10%  Monocular 8x40 CZJ No1233934;8%
The ocular graduation is from -5 to +5 diopter.
The focusing rings are nicely diagonally knurled and is high -25 mm, as in the Delactis binocular. The eye cup is not tall as the normal eyecups. It is for spectacles wearers.
The optics details of the monocular are the same as Delactis binocular: - Field of view in angular measure - 8.75° and linear at a distance of 1000 yds. - 154 yds. Diameter of exit pupil is 5 mm. Light transmitting power - 25.
The monocular dimensions are: Height -144 mm and 155 mm (with extended eye tubes);
Weight - 558 grams (1,23 pounds).
Internal features:
t is model with Porro I prism system. The system is visible in the pictures of Delactis binocular. The 
The ocular size and construction is the same as Delactis binocular. The eye lens is large with 22 mm diameter.

The monocular has an English hand strap and  leather case.
The monoculars and binoculars imported to England were supplied with the English cases to avoid high taxation, on imported leather goods.
Production number: 1233934

 

Monocular 8x40 CZJ No1233934;10%

 

 

 

 

 

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