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German Military Binoculars

Signature C.P. Goerz, Berlin

Date Early 1900s
Dimensions English Metric
Closed Length 4.1in 104mm
Extended Length 4.5in 113mm
Main Tube Length 2.9in 73mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 0.79in 20mm


This pair of German military binoculars is an early example of prism binoculars. The triangular aluminum barrels have rounded edges and are covered with brown leather. A leather neck-strap is looped through the leather on each barrel. It is stamped "C.P. GOERZ BERLIN" on the front face of the left barrel. It is stamped "TRIEDER BINOCLE" with a triangular prism figure on the front face of the right barrel. "9X" and "GERMANY" is stamped on the bridge connecting the barrels on the eyepiece end. The serial number "70409" is stamped on the objective end of the connecting bridge. Central thumbwheels are used for focusing and adjusting for eye separation. The binoculars come with a fitted leather case which includes a leather shoulder strap and belt loops. The letters "E  D" (presumably the initials of the owner) are inscribed in gold blocking on the front of the case.


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