Text Box:   VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars. VIRTUAL MUSEUM

MARK OHNO

*NAOK binoculars: “Naok” brand and Naoki frame markings seem tied to Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho but exact meaning is unknown

X Naok 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc JE50 / parts   Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK mkt )

Naok 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Australia market )

Naok 7x18CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Australia market )

X Neopetron 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, “ MSK ” marked so Meiji Seiko Kogaku

Neopetron 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

Neopetron 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, “ MSK ” marked so Meiji Seiko Kogaku

X Netjet 10x20 CF binoculars All silver, RE, no mfgr indicated in box/ papers, (presumed made in China) (UK market)

*New Max binoculars: See also Max binoculars

New Max 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Japan market )

New Max 10x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Japan market )

New Max Sport Look 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Japan market )

New Max 16x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Japan market )

*Nikko binoculars, pre WWII trade name of Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha binoculars

X Nikko Mikron” “6x” IF binoculars All black (Nikko is pre WWII trade name of Nippon Kogaku, pre Nikon)

*Nikko Binoculars Ca.1960’s/1970’s: believed not associated with pre war Nikko Mikron, nor Nippon Kogaku, nor with Nikon

X Nikko 8x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

*Nikon binoculars: see also Nikko binoculars, see also Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha binoculars. Nikon binoculars listed directly below DO NOT also carry Nippon Kogaku markings   See “Nippon Kogaku” section for pre 1988 binoculars with BOTH Nippon Kogaku and Nikon markings.

X “Nikon 6x15” “ ” CF binoculars “SINCE 1917” Blk/Sil, RE (current production pattern): manufacturer: Nikon Corp

X “Nikon 7x15” CF “ ” binoculars, “SINCE 1917” all black, RE, (current production pattern): manufacturer:   Nikon Corp

Nikon Since 1917 ” “7x15 7° Japan “ CF binoculars 2001 Nikon Vision Co Ltd   Champagne Limited Edition (made in 2001)

Nikon Since 1917 ” “7x15 7° Japan “ CF binoculars 2001 Nikon Vision Co Ltd   Blk/Sil Limited Edition (made 2001)

*Nipole binoculars : See Charles Frank binoculars

Nipole 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil not ‘Charles Frank” or “Frank” marked, “ MSC ” marked so Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd  

X Nipole 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil not ‘Charles Frank” or “Frank” marked, JB93 /mfgrSeiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd.

*Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha binoculars (Japan Optical Industries Co), changed to NIKON Corp in 1988, see also the pre war Nikko branding. Nippon Kogaku products were imported to USA by Overseas Finance & Trading Co. Inc. San Francisco 1946-1953, Nippon Kogaku & Nikon products were imported to the USA by Ehrenreich Photo Optical Industries 1954-1981. (there are a confusing number of variations according to power, focus type, eyepieces, and small variations in markings)

(probably Early Nippon Kogaku Logo probably Mikron) (4x) mentioned in catalog, no surviving example known at present, ca 1921 All black

(Early Nippon Kogaku Logo) “Mikron” IF binoculars , (6x) Tan, ME, (ca 1921-1927) Nikon factory collection, probably prototype

(Early Nippon Kogaku Logo) “Mikron” IF binoculars , (6x) All black, ME, (ca 1921-1927)

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo Mikron “5x15” 9.5° ” “ EP ” in diamond (export only marking) IF binoculars, Blk/Sil, PE

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo Nikon” “5x15” 9.5° ” CF binoculars “ JB7 ” marked Blk/Sil, PE, JB7 /mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo JE44 /parts likura Kogaku Seisakujo Inc.

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” Nikon” “5x15” “ 9.5° ” CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE (no JB 7 marking on prism cover)

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ 6x” “Mikron” IF MIOJ variant binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo “ occupied Japan

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ 6x” “Mikron” IF binoculars “Coated” marked variant Blk/Sil, ME

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “Mikron” 6x15” “ 8.3° ” IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “Mikron” 6x15” “ 8.3° ” IF binoculars “ EP ” in diamond (export only marking) IF binoculars, Blk/Sil, ME

“Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “Mikron” 6x15” “ 8.3° ” IF binoculars “Coated” marked variant Blk/Sil,

“Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ 6x15” CF binoculars Blk/Sil mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha

‘Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ 7x15” IF binoculars Blk/Sil mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo Kabushikigaisha

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” Nikon” “7x15” “ ” CF binoculars “ JB7 ”marked on prism cover Blk/Sil JB7 / mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo, JE44 on top frame edge/parts mfgr likura Kogaku Seisakujo Inc.

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ 7x15” “ ” CF binoculars JB7” and Nikon” marked Blk/Sil JB7 / mfgr Nippon Kogaku “EP” marking (export only)

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ Nikon ” “7x15” “ ” CF binoculars Blk/Sil (no JB7 marking on prism cover)

X “Nippon Kogaku Tokyo” “ Nikon ” “7x15” “7” “Japan“ CF binoculars Mikron 2000 ” Limited Edition, mfgr:   Nikon Corp (2,000 made in 2000-2001)

Nishline 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd. (UK market)

Nishline 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Nisshin 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market )

Nissin 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE (Japan market )

*NKK is believed a brand or marking of US retailer Ritz camera stores (not trade marked)

Noctorex 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “Spezial” marked (German market)

X Noctorex 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, (UK market) JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

Norlux 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (European market/Sweden )

Norlux 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market )

Norlux 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB5 /manufacturer Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd., made circa 1970 (European market )

Norlux 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market )

Oakley 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

*Ocean binoculars believed a brand of Optical Instrument Ltd of 2-51 Shimo-mach Kita Ku, Tokyo presumably related to Tamagawa Optical Instrument Ltd also of the same address of 2-51 Shimo-mach Kita Ku, Tokyo, both listed on the 1959 list of Japanese Optical manufacturers

X Ocean 6x15 IF binoculars Brown/Sil “ Tamagawa ” marked

  Ocean 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Ocean 7x18 IF binoculars Brown/Sil

*Ofuna binoculars were a brand Ōfuna Kōgaku-Kikai Seisakusho ( 大船光学機械製作所 ), Ofuna Optical Instrument Manufacturing Co. Inc. WWII-1963. They apparently ceased operation in 1963.

X Ofuna 6x18 CF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Ofuna Optical Instrument Co ” occupied Japan ” so 1945-1952

X Ofuna 6x18 CF Heron binoculars Blk/Sil, ME,no mfgr code

X Ofuna 6x18 CF Woodsman binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, mfgr Ofuna Optical Instrument Co. (closed 1963)

* O.I.C. binoculars marking= O ptical I ndustrial C o (later called Olympus)

*Ointments du St Laurent promotional binoculars: See St Laurent cement promotional binoculars

Olympia 10x20 binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

X Olympia 12x40 binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd (Europe market/ Greece)

*Olympic binoculars were distributed in the UK in the late 1960s by E. Hill & Co. Unrelated to use as a brand name, brands such as Kershaw and Leopold have used “Olympic” as a model name.

Olympic 6x15 binoculars Blk/Sil

Olympic 6x25 binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Olympic 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Japan market)

Olympic 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Japan market)

X Olympic 8x28 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd

Olympic 10x18 IF binoculars All silver

Olympic 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Omega binoculars: Simmon Omega Inc of NYC and successors Berkey Photo & Omega Acquisition held US trademark #72195557 for OMEGA for binoculars from 8/24/1965 to present, claiming first use in commerce in 1937.

Omega 6x15 IF binoculars All silver

X Omega 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Omega 6x24 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

X Omega 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Omega 8x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Omega 8x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Omega 8x28 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Omega 12x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Omega 10x24 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

X Omega 15 x 20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , no manufacturer code

Omega 15 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Omega 15 x 24 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Omega 15 x 24 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Omego 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Brazil market)

Omiya Custom 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil with Japanese word, (Japan market)

*Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo K.K. binoculars: prolific Japanese contract optical and binoculars manufacturer, sold under numerous brand names and a couple of their own brands (Plum) active as early as 1957 and probably into the 1970’s or 1980’s (JB-74 mfgr. code)

*Opal binoculars are a brand of Opal Optical Tokyo Japan (JB-248 mfgr. code)

X Opal 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

Opal 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Opal 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

*Optex binoculars: U.S. trademark #72260953 for optex for binoculars was held by Optex Inc. doing business as SPI/Southern Precision Instruments (also for telescopes, microscopes, and riflescopes) from 1966-2007 . First commercial use of Optex for binoculars was in 1957

X Optex 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, marked “ SPI ” (Southern Precision Instruments), JB69 /manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co.

Optex 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, marked “ SPI ” (Southern Precision Instruments), JB5 /mfgr: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd.

Optex 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, marked “ SPI ” (Southern Precision Instruments), JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Ltd

X Optex 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil marked “ MSC ” marked so Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd.

Opticam 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

*Optiphot binoculars: Nikon held UK trademark #1086663 for Optiphot for optical and photographic apparatus but not specifically binoculars 1977-1998, but unknown and doubtful if applicable to below

Optiphot 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

*Optistar binoculars were a brand of   Alfred Baumann Cassel, F ϋ llgrabe & Co,made in Germany, ca 1920-1929

X Optistar 6x IF binoculars all black, ME, “ ABC A lfred B aumann C assel, F ϋ llgrabe & Co ,made in Germany, ca 1920-1929

X Optistar 6x IF binoculars all black, ME, “ Ecker Luzern ” Swiss private brand made in Germany, ca 1927-1929

X Optnic Best 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

*Orion binoculars: perhaps a product of Orion Telescopes and Binoculars of California which has sold products in 20 countries

Orion 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Orion 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku,Ltd, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK market)

Orion 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, variant 1, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Ltd, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK market)

Orion 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE variant 2, marked “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd. (UK market )

X Orion 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 3, JB5 /mfgr: Meiji Seiko Co. Ltd. (UK market)

X Oshima 10x24 IF binoculars All silver, ME

* O.S.K. binoculars marking = O mori S ogo K ogaku

* O.T.C. binoculars marking = O riental T rading C o.

OVO 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil

X OVO 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars All black except silver eyepieces & objective bbls, ME

Oxford 6x15 IF binoculars

*Oxley binoculars are believed a brand of UK importer Mayfair Photographic Suppliers Ltd during the period spring 1964-Nov 1966 when owned by Oxley Ltd and prior to being acquired by Photopia

X Oxley 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Oxley 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSC” marked & JB5 so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd. (UK market)

*Pallas binoculars: offered in a variety of sizes and powers, seem to turn up in the Netherlands, UK, US. Kite optics (founded 2012) uses “Pallas” as a model name, not associated with earlier usage as below.

Pallas 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

Pallas 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

Pallas 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

X Pallas 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (European mkt/ Italy)

Pallas 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Phillipines market )

Pallas EWA 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku

Pallas Sport 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku

X Pallas Willow 8x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Palomar binoculars: US trademark #71570733 for Palomar for binoculars was held by Thalson Co 682 Mission St, San Francisco, CA from 12/17/1948-1970 for binoculars, opera glasses, telescopes, microscopes, and cameras

X Palomar 6x 15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE

Palomar 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “Kuroki” marked

X Palomar 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver ME, “certified”, “Kuroki” marked so Kuroki Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.

Palomar 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver ME, “certified” (no Kuroki marking)

X Palomar 7x18 CF binoculars White/Sil

Palomar 7x 18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Palomar 8x 20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Palomar 10x 20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Pamex 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , JB5 / Meiji Seiko Co Ltd “ MSC ” marked, JE 57/ parts mfgr.Oji Kogaku Kikai Co. Ltd.

Pamex 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Panamco 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

*Panorama binoculars : see Simor binoculars, a brand of Hadenroy Ltd, 6 Bruce Grove, London, United Kingdom 1961-1996

Pathescope 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Pathescope 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Patrician 6x15 binoculars Blk/Sil

Patrician 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Patrician Deluxe 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

X Patrician Deluxe 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code

*Pearl binoculars may be associated with Konishiroku Shashin Kōgyō K.K. ( 小西六写真工業㈱ Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd. who used the name “Pearl on photographic products. Konishiroku later became Konica.

X Pearl Tokyo 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Pearl 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X Pearls 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code, marked “ made in occupied Japan ”, so 1945-Apr. 1952

Peerless binoculars were probably a brand of Peerless Camera, 415 Lexington Av., NYC also known for Hambletonian binoculars

X Peerless 6x15 IF Blk/Sil

*Pentax binoculars: see also AOCo binoculars

*Pentax binoculars: US trademark # 73419079 for “Pentax” was held for binoculars, monoculars, telescopes and lots of other things by Asahi Optical Co. Ltd. ( Asahi Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-geisha) ( 旭光学工業株式会社 ) . with first use claimed in 1951. Distributed in the US by Heiland Research (1959-1973), in the UK by C.R. Kennedy (1960’s)

X Pentax 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB6/ Asahi Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd., JE49 / Sankyo Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd.

X Pentax 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ Pentax ” marked, manufacturer: Asahi Optical C o

X Pentax 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “50th anniversary of founding” JB6/ Asahi Kogaku Kogyo, JE49 / partsSankyo Kogaku Kogyo

Pepl 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Perfex binoculars may have been a product of International Camera Corp, Chicago Il, USA who owned the brand for cameras.

Perfex 6x15 CF binoculars Gilded or gold color

Perfex 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Perl binoculars: Medas SA of France held 1954 Swiss trademark 159 059 for ‘Perl “in bioconvex surround logo as on many of the following binoculars, expanded as Madrid Monitor world trademark 227320 effective in 19 countries,. Perl binoculars of this time period were distributed in the UK by Century Optical Co Ltd. and J.J. Vickers Ltd & Son.

X Perl 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/shiny chrome, no manufacturer code

X Perl 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ( UK market)

Perl 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE

X Perl 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., (UK market)

Perl 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 1 JB5 /manufacturer Meiji Seiko Co Ltd. JE50/ parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Perl 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 2 “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., no manufacturer code

Perl 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1 , JE50/ metal parts manufacturer Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Perl 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil ME, variant 2, “PLUM” and K logo markings so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Perl 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil ME, variant 3, K logo markings so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (UK market)

Perl 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

X Perl 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE (UK market)

X Petite 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code (UK market)

Petite 6 x 18 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk prism covers sil frame, ME, no manufacturer code

X Petite 8 x 20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

* Petlux and Petlux Seiwa binoculars are believed to be a brand of Seiwa Kōgaku Kōgyō Kabushiki-Geisha

X Petlux 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Petlux 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., E50/ parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Petlux 7x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Petlux 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Petlux 8x28 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd.

X Petlux 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd. JE50/ parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Petlux Seiwa 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. JE94/ Ibuki Kogaku Co. Ltd.

X Petlux Seiwa 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo  

Petlux Seiwa 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd (UK market)

X Petlux Seiwa 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd (UK market)

Petlux Seiwa 15 x50 CF binoculars Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

X Petlux Shannon 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,CE, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd JE50/ metal parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Petlux Shannon 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Petlux Shannon 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Petlux Shannon 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd JE50/ metal parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Petlux Shannon 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Petlux Shannon 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd JE50/ metal parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Phoenix 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Phoenix 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd. JE50/ parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK market)

*Pigeon binoculars might be related to the “Pigeon” photo products distributed by Endō Shashin Yōhin K.K. ( エンドー写真用品㈱

Pigeon 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Pigeon 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Pigeon 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

  *Pigmy binoculars : also see Yamoto Kogako Co Ltd. Binoculars

X Pigmy 6x IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

*Pilot binoculars : see Scope Pilot binoculars

Plano 10x0 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., (UK market)

*Plum binoculars: though not a registered US or UK or Canada trademark, Plum is believed to be a brand of Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo 大森総合光学工業. US retail outlets included the Montgomery Wards chain.

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” logo so manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (no field 7” marking), no mfgr code

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil black ocular bbl shiny chrome variant “ K ” logo so manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE ( field 7’ marked variant) no manufacturer code

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars All Silver, ME “ K ” logo so manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Plum 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ K ” logo mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd “ occupied Japan ”, so 1945-Apr. 1952,

X Plum 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil ( EP marked variant)

Plum 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (UK market)

X Plum 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, me manufacturer probably Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

X Plum 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB74 /manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo, JE51/ parts mfgr Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

Plum 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “ Verg ϋ tete Optik ” “ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (Europe market)

Plum 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “ Verg ϋ tete Optik (Europe market)

Plum 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

Plum 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (UK market)

Plum 14x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogyo

*Pointer binoculars: see also Vega binoculars & Swift binoculars

Pointer 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Polarex binoculars telescopes: believed sold in the Swedish market by Astroniks in the 1960’s–1971

X Polarex 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market) JB5 /manufacturer Meiji Seiko Co Ltd

Polarex 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB5 /manufacturer Meiji Seiko Co Ltd. JE50/ parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (Sweden market

*Pollux binoculars seem to be a brand distributed in many sizes in Europe, distribution channels unknown

Pollux 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

X Pollux 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Co. JE50 parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo “ TJK ” marked (Toyo Jitsugo KK) exporter (UK market)

Pollux 12x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Scandinavia market)

Pony 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil

X Portrena 6x IF binoculars all black, pre WWII

*Power Glide binoculars: See Hilton binoculars

  Precision Simor Kleerer 8x20 CF Blk/Sil (Australia market)

*Prentiss binoculars: probably a brand of Prentiss Importers of West Los Angeles, California, USA

X Prentiss Deluxe 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Prentiss Deluxe 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

*Prestige binoculars: US trademark # 73370410 owner for binoculars, field glasses, opera glasses, microscopes, and telescopes from 6/18/1982-9-1990 with first use 11/25/1954 was Astra Trading Corp.

X Prestige 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil marked “ TOA ” so manufacturer Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo, no mfgr code

*Primus binoculars: some larger binoculars carry a “Primus” logo with the ® indication of being a registered trademark. Primus AB (maker of camp stoves) held a U.S. word trademark for “Primus” for 183 products from fire engines to potato peelers, but not binoculars. There was also an Itwani-Primus Corp in Japan with Primus AB a primary shareholder that was an importer exporter of Outdoor & Camping Equipment. (Speculative).

X Primus 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Primus 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho, JE50 / partsTanaka Koki Seisakujo, (UK market)

*Prince binoculars: some Prince miniature binoculars observed with literature /lens cloths marked Miyagi Sanken Co, and Miyagi Saken Co. markings are also associated with “Prince” microscopes and “Prince” cameras

Prince 6x15 CF binoculars Blk,Sil (Japan market)

Prince 7x18 CF binoculars Blk,Sil (Japan market)

Prince 10x20 CF binoculars Blk,Sil, RE (Japan market)

*Prinz binoculars: UK trademark #921334 for Prinz for binoculars was held by DSG International PLC, Hempstead, Herfordshire ,UK 1968-2003, and were sold through Dixon’s retail locations throughout the UK

Prinz Micro 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (UK market)

X Prinz Micro 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

X Prinz Micro 8x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

X Prinz Micro 8x30 CF binoculars All Black, no mfgr code, (UK market)

Prinz Micro 10x40 CF binoculars All Black, (UK market)

Prinz Micro 10x40 CF binoculars Blk,Sil , ME, (UK market)

X Prinz Micro 12x50 CF binoculars All Black, (UK market)

Prinz Micro 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

*Queen binoculars: Carton Optical industries Ltd is known to have used the Queen brand or Model on opera glasses around this time (by dual Queen/Carton markings). However, whether or not they distributed Queen binoculars is speculative.

  X Queen 6x15 IF binoculars Blk,Sil, no mfgr code

X Queen 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver, no mfgr code

X Queen 7x18 IF binoculars Blk,Sil, no mfgr code

*Quelle binoculars: see Revue binoculars

 

Miniature Binocular Brand Names “N”-”Q”. Markennamen von Miniaturferngläsern „N“-R„    . Marques Miniatures de Jumelles «N»-«R». ミニチュア双眼鏡の銘柄。名 ┌ N┐-┌R┐. Миниатюрные бинокли торговой марки «N»-«R». Miniatyr Kikare Varunamn “N“-“R“. Prismáticos en Miniatura Nombres de Marca «N»-«R». Miniatura Binocolo Marchi «N»-«R».

Previously little information was available about what brands of miniature binoculars had been made, in what powers, or who made them. My research has amassed a fair amount of information, and it is posted below for you. Vorher waren wenig Informationen verfügbar über, welche Marken von Miniaturferngläsern gemacht worden waren. Oder wer die Ferngläser herstellte. Meine Forschung hat einen angemessenen Betrag Informationen angesammelt. Précédemment peu d'information était disponible au sujet de quelles marques des jumelles miniatures avaient été faites, ou qui les a faites. Ma recherche a trouvé beaucoup d'informations

BINOCULAR   ABBREVIATIONS. FERNGLAS-ABKÜRZUNGEN . BRÉVIATIONS DE JUMELLES

MIOJ : M ade In Occupied Japan: Hergestellt in besetztem Japan, Fabriqué au Japon occupé X : Binoculars in our collection: Fernglas in meiner Sammlung, Jumelles dans mon recueil CF : Center Focus: Mitteltreib, Système pointe central IF : Individual focus: Okular Einzeleinstellung, chaque optique est réglable séparément   Blk/Sil : Black & Silver: schwarze und silberne Farben, couleurs noires et argentées JB : manufacture code for company assembling the binocular: Kodierte Markierung der Firma das binokulare zusammenbauend, inscription de la compaignie qui assemblant les jumelles JE : manufacture code for company providing metal parts, Kodierte Markierung der Firma von den Teilen, inscription de la compaignie qui fournient les pieces metalliques 6x15, 7x18: Power & Objective: Vergrößerung und   Objektiv-Durchmesser, ,Grossissement et Diamètre de l'objectif , ME : Metal Eyepieces RE : Rubber Eyepieces PE : all Plastic Eyepiece   CE : Composite: plastic w/ metal insert eyepiece (xxx market) : believed intended for US market unless noted otherwise, and Binoculars believed of Japan origin unless noted, Die Ferngläser, die vom japanischen Ursprung, für amerikanischen Markt geglaubt wurden, waren, wenn nicht anders vermerkt. Jumelles jumelles de l'origine japonaise, pour le marché américain, étaient, sauf indication contraire.

 

  - GERMAN ORIGINS #1

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  - GERMAN ORIGINS #4

  - GERMAN ORIGINS #5

  - JAPANESE ORIGINS #1

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  - JAPANESE ORIGINS #3

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  - JAPANESE ORIGINS #5

  - JAPANESE ORIGINS #6

  - INTRODUCTION #1

  - INTRODUCTION #2

  - DISTRIBUTION #1

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  - DISTRIBUTION #3

  - DISTRIBUTION #4

  - DISTRIBUTION #5

  - DISTRIBUTION #6

  - DISTRIBUTION #7

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  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #1

  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #2

  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #3

  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #4

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND A-B

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND C-G

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND H-M

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND N-Q

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND R-S

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND T-Z

  - PHOTO GALLERY #1

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  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #1

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  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #4

  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #5

  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #6

  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #7

  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #8

  - ORIGINAL BOXES #1

  - ORIGINAL BOXES #2

  - CAN YOU REPAIR THESE?

  - REPAIR SEIZED OCULARS IF

  - COLLIMATE AND REPAIR CF

  - MORE REPAIRS #1

  - MORE REPAIRS #2

  - MORE REPAIRS #3

  - IDENTIFY THIS

  - SWAP SHOP & MISC

  - MISC

  - INDEX

  - RESEARCH MATERIALS #1

  - RESEARCH MATERIALS #2

  - DATA BINOCULARS BRANDS

 

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