Text Box:   VINTAGE MINIATURE BINOCULARS

Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars. VIRTUAL MUSEUM

MARK OHNO

*Race binoculars: believed product of Fuji Kōgaku Kōgyō KK, imported to US in the 1930’s by L. Oppleman, Inc.

X Race 5x15 IF binoculars All Black, ME, pre WWII

X Race 5x15 IF binoculars All Black, marked Fuji Kogaku , pre WWII

*Rainbow binoculars: Rainbow binoculars were a brand that appeared on many powers and sizes of binoculars distributed in the US, throughout the British Commonwealth, and in Europe. Because of the wide distribution and multiple manufacturers they are believed probably a brand of a Japanese exporter or Trading Co. recently Levenhuk has used “Rainbow” as a model name on bright colored binoculars but is believed unrelated.

Rainbow 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Europe market)

Rainbow 6x15 IF binoculars All silver (UK market)

Rainbow 6x25 CF binoculars All silver (NZ market)

X Rainbow 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

X Rainbow 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ MSC ” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd, no manufacturer code

X Rainbow 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “Naoki ” marked, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

Rainbow 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

X Raiya 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB93 /mfg Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK mkt)

*Raleigh binoculars: neither Raleigh original boxes nor original Raleigh loose leaf catalog sheets nor USPTO give any insights into distribution channels of Raleigh binoculars. Observed advertised ca 1965-1968

X Raleigh 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, JB93 /mfg Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd. JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Raleigh 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93/ mfg Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE50/parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Raleigh 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfg Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd.   JE50 /parts mfg Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Redux 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Australia market)

*Regal binoculars: in recent years Celestron has used “Regal” as a model name on binoculars, believed unrelated to the time period of the following binoculars. Some full size Regal binoculars also carry smaller Horizon markings .

Regal 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

Regal 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB69 /manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co

X Regal 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , JB5/ mfgr Meiji Seiko JE50 / parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Regal 7x23 CF binoculars All Black

Regal 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB5/ mfgr Meiji Seiko “ MSC ” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd,

Regal 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Regency binoculars: Regency appeared as a brand name of various sizes of binoculars and opera glasses. Probably an exporter, importer or retailer brand (not yet determined). Bausch & Lomb used “Regency” as a model name on binoculars but believed unrelated.

X Regency 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Regent binoculars were a brand of UK trademark #UK00000818159 owner & importer Hadenroy Ltd, 6 Bruce Grove, London N17 from Mar 1961 to 1996 . Regent binoculars were distributed in the UK in the 1960’s by Newbold and Bulford Ltd. and Highgate. Regent binoculars were made in Hong Kong and are believed to have been manufactured under contract by Hong Kong manufacturer/exporter W. Haking Enterprises

X Regent 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc JE7 /metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

X Regent 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ empire made ” (Hong Kong assembled?),

X Regent 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ empire made ” (Hong Kong assembled?), case “ made in England (UK market)

Regent 7x20 CF binoculars All black, “ empire made ” (Hong Kong assembled?)

X Regent 7x20 CF binoculars Gold/Blk empire made ” (Hong Kong assembled?) (UK market)

Regent 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Regent 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil has crown logo trademark of Hong Kong Exporter W. Haking Enterprises (UK market)

X Regent 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil marked “ empire made ” (Hong Kong assembled?), (UK market), no mfgr code

X Reliance 7x18 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, occupied Japan ” 1945-1952

Remingten 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil ME JB69 /manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co

X Remingto (no “n”) 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,   no manufacturer code

*(Presumably unlicensed) Remington binoculars are believed exported Oriental trading Co/ Toyo Jitsugo KK

X Remington 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ TJK ” (Toyo Jitsugo KK), JB93 mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd JE84 / parts Oei Kogaku

X Remington 9x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Remington 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil PE., variant 1 TJK ” (Toyo Jitsugo KK), JB93 manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

X Remington 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil , variant 2 TJK ” (Toyo Jitsugo KK), JB69 /manufacturer Akebono Kogyo Co, JE50

X Reminsten 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil ME

*Revue binoculars : German word trademark #812333 for Revue for binoculars, opera glasses,& other goods was Grossversandhaus Quelle Gustav Schickedanzke, Furth, Bavaria, Germany 1964-2013, and they were sold through Foto-Quelle retail locations. Quelle also held UK trademark #870070 from 1964 for Ruvue in lower case letters, and US trademark # 72363024 See “Foto Quelle” in DISTRIBUTION #5 for details.

Revue “ Micron ” 6x30 CF binoculars All black, (German market)

Revue “ Micron ” 8x30 CF binoculars marked “ Weitwinkel ”(wide angle)   All black, (German market)

X Revue “ Micron Super ”10x40 CF binoculars marked “ Weitwinkel ”(wide angle)   All black, (German market)

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

Rex 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

*Rexina binoculars seem associated with UK retailer headquarter & General Supply, in the UK market.

Rexina 7x15 IF MIOJ binoculars All silver

Rexina 7x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil,

X Rexina 7x15 CF Blk/Sil

X Rising Sun 5x15 IF All Black, post war

*Robin binoculars are often observed associated with Tokyo Optical Co Ltd and Tocon logos

Robin 7x18   IF Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Robin 7x25 CF Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Robin 10x20 CF Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Robins Tokyo 6x15 IF MIOJ, Blk/Sil, “ occupied Japan ”, so 1945-Apr.1952

X Robins Tokyo 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,

*Rollex binoculars: believed not associated with Rolex luxury watch brand   

X Rollex 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME “ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd

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

*Ronoco binoculars are believed a brand of Ronoco Binocular Co. of Ballyhaunisco Parish, County Mayo, Ireland (est 1963, co #38725). Ronoco binoculars of various sizes are usually encountered in the UK and Ireland.  

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

*ROS binoculars: Binoculars of various powers and sizes appear in Spain with the ROS brand name, so is probably the brand of a Spanish importer (not yet determined)

ROS Deluxe 8x20 CF binoculars   Blk/Sil (Spain market)

Rosco 6x15 IF binoculars   Blk/Sil

Rosco 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Rosetta binoculars: see Kanto binoculars

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

X Royal 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Royal 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Royal 10x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

X Royal Crystal 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (see also Crystal) no manufacturer code

Royal Mini 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Swedish   market)

* RKK binoculars are R i ken K ōgaku K ōgyō   理研光学工業㈱, Japanese company with a particularly complex history, later associated with Ricoh. See Distribution #7 for detais.

RKK Hurricane 6x15 IF Blk/Sil

X RKK Riken 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars All Black, ME, “ occupied Japan ”, so 1945-Apr.1952

RKK Riken 6x15 IF binoculars All Black, ME

X RKK Riken 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

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

Ruby 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Germany market)

S A binoculars = S wift & A nderson, Boston Ma ., optical importer 1927-1959, Became Swift Instruments in 1959

X S A Sport 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME , variant 1, marked “ model 709 ”and “ AOCo” marked so mfgr. Asahi Optical Co, Tokyo

X S A Sport 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME , variant 2, marked model 709 ” no AOCo marking

S A Pointer 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ model 730

*Safari binoculars are often associated with Bob Optik, which may have been associated with the distribution of European optics importer and distributor Bressler Optics. (comments speculative)

Safari 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/ Sil (European market)

Safari 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

X Sahara (Casino ) 12x50 CF promotional binoculars The Mint ” “ the Sahara JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd Tokyo

*Sakura binoculars may be associated with Konishiroku Shashin Kōgyō K.K. ( 小西六写真工業㈱ ) Konishiroku Photo Industry Co., Ltd. which used the name “Sakura” (Cherry) on photographic products, and may also have links to “Pearl”. Konishiroku later   became Konica. (comments speculative).

X Sakura SKK Co 7x18 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code

Salas Geneve Suisse 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

*Sans & Streiffe binoculars: US trademark #72055522 for Sans & Streiffe   for binoculars, telescopes, microscopes etc. from 1959-2000 with first used claimed 1951 held by the US Chicago area importer & distributor of the same name.

X Sans and Streiffe 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,   variant 1, no manufacturer code or marking

X Sans and Streiffe 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 2, TOA ” marked, Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo, no mfgr code

X Sans and Streiffe 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil,

SANY 12x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. (Japan market)

*Sanyo binoculars are a brand of Sanyo Photo Supply Co., a Japanese exporter of photo and video accessories such as camera bags, cases, filters, tripods, and lenses from 1954-1976. The company then became Hakuba Photo Industry Co Ltd.

X Sanyo Sailor MIOJ 6x15 IF binoculars All silver, ME, no manufacturer code, probably Sanyo Koki Co Ltd.

* Savoy binoculars were distributed in the UK in the late 1960’s by both J.J. Vickers & Sons and by Newbold and Bulford Ltd.

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

Savoy 7X18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

X Savoy 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil , variant 1,“ K ” logo: manufacturer: Omori Sogo Kogyo Co Ltd (UK market)

Savoy 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME variant 2, JB74 / Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, JE51 /parts Yoshimoto Kogaku (UK mkt)

X Savoy 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, (UK market)

X Savoy Alpha 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE50 /parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo ( UK mkt)

Schooner 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

*Scope binoculars believed a brand of Berkey Marketing Co’s div of Berkey Photo, 25-20 Brooklyn Queens Expy, Woodside NY  

X Scope 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE50 /metal parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Scope 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc,   JE7 /metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

Scope 7x18 IF binoculars

X Scope 7x18 CF binoculars All silver, ME, “ PLUM ” marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

Scope 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Scope 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 1, JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

Scope 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE? variant 2, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd , JE84 / parts Oei Kogaku

Scope 7x24 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Scope 7x25 CF “ mod 3811 binoculars Blk/Sil

X Scope Pilot 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

Sea Mar MIOJ 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Sears binoculars: Sears Roebuck & Co (later Sears Holdings): catalog retailer & department store chain, 1893-present. Sears Roebuck held Canadian trademark #0210156 for SEARS for binoculars 1/26/1951-present.

Sears 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Sears 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE50 /metal parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Sears 7x15 CF mod 6212 binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE50 /metal parts mfgrTanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Sears 7x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE84 /metal parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Ltd  

X Sears 7x25 CF “ mod 6256 binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE84 /metal parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Ltd  

Sears 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Sears   8x20 CF binoculars All Black, RE JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

X See Right 7x18 CF binoculars, Blk/Sil, ME

*Seiwa binoculars :   See also Petlux binoculars

*Select binoculars: Select binoculars are believed a brand or model of Vixen Optical Inc Saitama Japan , previously Koyu Co. Ltd. Some Select binoculars boxes are observed also having the Vixen logo

Select 6x22 CF binoculars, Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Select 12x25 CF binoculars, Blk/Sil, RE, (Japan market)

Select 15x25 CF binoculars, Blk/Sil, “ M Type ” marked, (Japan market)

X Selene 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars, Blk/Sil

Selfix 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

Selfix 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market, Germany)

X Selfix 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE “ MSC ” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd JB5 /manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co Ltd.

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

Selfix 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (European market)

Selfix 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (European market)

*Sell Binoculars are believed manufactured and exported by Chongqing Great Ocean Optical Co. of Chongqing, China

Sell 8x21 CF binoculars All silver, Chinese manufacture, current production

*Selsi Binoculars: US importer of optical goods, still active, founded 1854, active with offices in Japan post war ,

trademark # 71229410 owner 1926-present, Selsi Co. Inc.194 Greenwood Av Midland Park NJ . 07432

Selsi 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE variant w/ non stamped silk screen markings  

X Selsi 6x15 CF binoculars “lightweight” “amber” Blk/Sil

Selsi 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.  

X Selsi 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2, JB69 / , mfgr: Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo JE7 /parts mfgr Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

X Selsi 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME variant 3, “lightweight” “ AKC” marked, JB69 /manufacturer: Akebono Kogaku Co.

X Selsi 6x15 IF binoculars variant 4 “lightweight” “amber” Blk/Sil JB69 /Akebono Kogaku JE7 /parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

Selsi 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 / mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo

X Selsi 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB69 /manufacturer: Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo

X Selsi 7x18 IF binoculars “lightweight” “amber” Blk/Sil JB69 / Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo JE7 /parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

X Selsi 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME variant 1, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

Selsi 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME variant 2, JB69 /manufacturer: Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo

Selsi 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 3, no manufacturer marking

Selsi 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil PE variant 4, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE84 /metal parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Ltd.

X Selsi 7x18 CF binoculars “ Lightweight ”, Blk/Sil, AKC marked so Akebono Kogaku Co

X Selsi 7x23 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB5, “MSC” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Lt (one example noted w/ 1974 dated case)

Selsi 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “MSC”, manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co Ltd.

X Selsi 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, “ Lightweight JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

X Selsi 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE17 metal parts Otake Kogaku Kogyo Ltd.

Selsi 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co, JE84 /parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Co. Ltd.   

Selsi 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Selsi 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

Selsi 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd JE84 /metal parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Ltd  

X Selsi 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 3, JB93 /mfgr: Seiwa Kogaku Ltd

*Senior binoculars: S ee AOC binoculars

X S&G 9x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

*Shalco binoculars have resisted all efforts to identify and probably are a brand of a Japanese exporter, as the brand is found on some other Japanese export products from around the same time period (transistor radios, miniature cameras, travel irons, opera glasses). Original boxes are uninformative.

X Shalco 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ AKC ” logo so Akebono Kogyo Co

X Shalco 6x15 IF binoculars “ AKC logo , Blk/Sil, ME, JB69 /Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Shalco 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Shalco 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1

Shalco 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2, AKC marked so manufacturer Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo

X Shalco 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Shalco 9x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Shalco 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Shalco 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2, AKC marked, JB69 /Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo

Shalco 10x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Shalco Clearsite 9x21 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB69 /manufacturer: Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo

*Shannon binoculars: usually associated with Petlux binoculars, see also Petlux binoculars, may be a brand of Siewa Kogaku

Shannon 8x20   IF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Shannon 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

*The Sharper Image was a consumer products retailer 1977-2008, brand relaunched in 2010

X Sharper Image 10x20 CF binoculars All Silver, RE   (marked “ Taiwan” )

*Shrine binoculars were a brand of US trademark #72198571 holder Miura Shoji K.K.   Dba Miura Trading Co. 206 New Kokusai Bldg. Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, Japan 1964-1986

X Silver 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Silver 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Silver 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Silver World’s Finest 6x15 CF binoculars, Blk/Sil, “ MSC ” marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd, no manufacturer code

Silver Star 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Simor binoculars: UK trademark # UK00000843543 for Simor for binoculars was held 1962 to 1998 by Hadenroy Ltd, UK

X Simor 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Simor 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47 /manufacturer Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc Tokyo (UK market)

X Simor 8 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1 JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo (UK market)

Simor 8 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2 JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo (UK market)

X Simor 10 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Simor 10 x 30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Simor 10 x 40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, “ TJK ” marked (Toyo Jitsugo Kogaku) JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd (UK market)

X Simor 12 x 40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd Tokyo (UK market)

X Simor 12 x 50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd Tokyo (UK market)

Simor 15 x 50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

X Simor Panorama 8 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

X Simor Panorama 10 x 20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc Tokyo (UK market)

X SINOP 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, MSK marked Meiji Seiko Kogaku (Australia market)

Sirus binoculars are believed a brand of Itabashi Optical Manufacturing Co Ltd. Japan, but not proven. Advertised around 1956 in the USA.

Sirus 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Sirus 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Sirus 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

* SK binoculars marking= S ankyo K ohi Optical Works Ltd

*Skybolt binoculars are associated with the importer Hadenroy Ltd, 6 Bruce Grove, London N17, UK (1963-1998) and were also distributed in the UK in the 1960’s by L’optic Modern and were believed made in and exported from Hong Kong by W. Haking Enterprises

X Skybolt Mini 8x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, has crown logo trademark of Hong Kong Exporter W. Haking Enterprises (UK market)

*Skyline binoculars : US trademark #73206214 was filed in 1979 and granted 8/1986-2/1993 for binoculars to La Compagnie Distribution Aux Consommateurs Limitee/Consumers Distributing Co. Ltd. They had 243 catalog outlets in Canada and 217 outlets in the USA at peak. Operated 1957-1996

X Skyline 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , no manufacturer code

Skyline 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Skyline “ DBK ” 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, marked w/ “ K ” logo, mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, Occupied Japan

Skyline 6x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Skyline 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil marked w/ “ K ” logo, mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo Co Ltd, marked “ Plum

X Skyline 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, deluxe ” & “ coated marked variant , no manufacturer code

X Skyline 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, deluxe

X Skyline 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE marked w/ “ K ” logo,& OSK so manufacturer Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo Co Ltd

*Skymaster brand binoculars were advertised in Canada around 1968-1969. Allied Towers Merchants Ltd held Canadian trademark# TMA 166800 for Skymaster for binoculars 12/1969-with first Canadian use 1968 expunged 1/1985 probably relevant to binoculars listed below. Celestron later held Canadian trademark # TMA785341 for Skymaster for binoculars from 2011 with first use 2003 (unassociated with usage below),

X Skymaster 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

X Skymaster 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB47 /manufacturer Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

X Smith & Anderson 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

X SNK 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd, JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

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

*S.O.C. binoculars are the product of Showa Optical Co. according to the Japan Telescope Manufacturing Assn. See also Suprima.

X Solar Deluxe 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB001 /mfgr: Toa Kogaku Co.Ltd., Tokyo

*Solus binoculars : UK trademark # 888141 was held by Claritas Ltd., Equity House 42 Central Sq, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 UK from 1965-2010. Solus binoculars were distributed in the UK in the late 1960s by E. Hill & Co. Claritas Ltd. also owned Hilkinson and some imported Solus binoculars came with Hilkinson paperwork.

Solus 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Solus 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (UK market)

Solus 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

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

*Southern Precision Instruments / SPI was a DBA of Optex , 3419 E Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas. Southerner is believed a brand of Southern Precision Instruments. Southern Precision Instruments held US trademark #71651245 for (SPI in diamond ) filed 8/3/1953 with first use in 1951

X Southerner AOCo 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, “ AOCo ” mfgr Asahi Optical Co “ occupied Japan ” 1945-Apr.1952

X Southerner SPI 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil TOA ” marked, so mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo

Southerner SPI 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

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

Sparrow 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd Tokyo (Australia market, European market)

Spectator 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Netherlands, European market)

Spelview 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ MSC ” logo marked so Meiji Seiko Co Ltd.

Spelview 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, (Australia market, Europe market)

Spelview 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Europe market)

* SPI=S outhern P recision I nstruments was a DBA of Optex, 3419 E Commerce St., San Antonio, Texas

*Sport binoculars : see also AOC Sport binoculars and see Swift Sport binoculars

X Sport 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, vergütete optik” (coated optics) marked, (obtained UK, made for German mkt)

Sport 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, vergütete optik” (coated optics) marked, german market

*Sportman binoculars: See   “Compac Sportsman” binoculars

*Sportster branded binoculars were advertised in the US around 1956-1964 and in Canada around 1972-1973

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

*Sportsview binoculars: David P Bushnell held US trademark # 72177398 for Sportsview for for binoculars from 1963-2005 with first use in 1952

Sportsview 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, TKC” in diamond marked, Blk/Sil (Australia market)

*Stanley London binoculars : Stanley London/Castle Navigation of Anaheim Ca. is an on-line retailer of reproductions of vintage and antique sextants, barometers, compasses, telescopes, binoculars, transits, scales, swords & nautical gifts

Stanley London 8x20 CF binoculars All chrome (current production, believed made in China)

Star 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

X Star 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47 /manufacturer Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

*Starlit binoculars: See also Fuji binoculars as “Starlit” was a model name used on Fuji miniature binoculars

Starlit 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Star-lite 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil , no manufacturer code

STC Alpha 8x28 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Stein 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, (Europe market)

Stein 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc (Europe market)

X Stein 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd

*Stein Optik binoculars: German retail optician chain, probably not associated with Stein binoculars above

Stein Optik 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (German optical retail chain)

Stein Optik 15x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (German optical retail chain)

*Stellar binoculars: Astra Trading Corp, New York, USA held U S trademark #73370424 for Steller for binoculars from 6/18/1982-9/14/1990, with first use on 5/1/1952 (also for   telescopes, microscopes, and opera & field glasses) .

X Stellar 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, variant 1 “ TOA” marked, so mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo, no mfgr code

X Stellar 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 2 JE50 /metal parts manufacturer Tanaka Koki Seisakujo. Inc

Stellar 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo JE51 / parts mfgr Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

X Stellar 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ TOA” marked, so mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo

Stellar 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Stellar 7x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Stellar 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,   no manufacturer code

Stellar 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (late variant made in Macau China )

X Stellar 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

Stellar 12x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*St Laurent Cement/ Oiments du St Laurent promotional binoculars : see also Carl Wetzlar binoculars

X St Laurent Cement/ Oiments du St Laurent promo binoculars 8x20 CF Blk/Sil, PE, no mfgr code (Canadian mkt)

X St Laurent Cement/ Oiments du St Laurent, Carl Wetzler promotional binoculars 8x20 IF Blk/Sil, PE,

*St Moritz binoculars: distributor Manhattan Novelty Corporation, NYC, USA held US trademark #0574584 for St Moritz for binoculars from 1953-1988 with first use claimed in 1939.

X St. Moritz 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ K ” logo so Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

St. Moritz 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ AKC ” logo so Akebono Kogyo Co

X St Moritz 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ AKC ” logo so Akebono Kogyo Co

X St. Moritz 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE no manufacturer code

St. Moritz 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Stoddards binoculars: Stoddard’s Inc of Ma USA held US trademark # 77347975 for Stoddard’s for optical equipment and other products from 2007-2008 with first use 1930. Stoddards was a retail cutlery, fishing tackle, and optical dealer Their 7x18 black binoculars are Swift model 730 binoculars.

Stoddards 6x15 IF Blk/Sil

X Stoddards Boston 7x18 CF All black, JB001 /mfgr TOA Kogaku Co. Ltd, JE79 / parts Furukawa Kogaku Seisakujo

X Stoddards 7x18 CF Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

*Subal Clover binoculars are probably the product of Subal Optical Inst. Co Ltd, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Subal Clover 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB001 /mfgr TOA Kogaku Co. Ltd , JE79 / parts Furukawa Kogaku Seisakujo

X SUI 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co Ltd JE50 / parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo Inc

X SUI 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME JB69 /mfgr Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo JE50 /parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo “ TJK ” marked (Toyo Jitsugo KK) exporter ( UK market)

X SUI 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo

X SUNCO 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

Sun Cross 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

*Sunny binoculars are probably a brand name of Vixen optical Inc Saitama Japan, previously Koyu Co. Ltd: based on observed “Vixen Sunny” miniature binoculars being known, and Vixen distributes optical products in the Australian market

Sunny 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Sunny 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. ( Australian market)

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

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

X Sunrise 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

*Sun Scope binoculars: Some Sun Scope binoculars boxes list “Sun Scope Optical Co. Los Angeles Ca. A 1957 ad apparently exists but I have been unable to get a close look at it..

Sun Scope 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil,

X Sun Scope 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 1 JB47 /manufacturer Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc Tokyo

X Sun Scope 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 2 JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. JE7 /parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

X Sun Scope 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 3 AKC marked Akebono Kogyo Co

X Sun Scope 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, variant 1 no manufacturer code

X Sun Scope 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, variant 2 JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

*Super binoculars : See also Super Glory binoculars , Super Haco binoculars, Super Power binocular s , Super Zenith binoculars. Not necessarily related to one another. Some of these handled by Dutch trading co Hagemeyer Export and Import Co.

Super 6x15 IF binoculars All Black Prewar

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

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

*Super Haco binoculars: Hagemeyer Export and Import Co Ltd. (Hageemeijer & Co’s Handelmaatschappij NV) of Amsterdam Netherlands held Canadian trademark #386495 for Haco for binoculars & barometers 5/1975– with first Canadian use 1965, and held similar Singapore and Malaysia trademarks for Haco for binoculars from 1959

X Super Haco 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

Super Haco 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, no manufacturer code ( UK market)

X Super Haco 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

*Super Power binoculars: some indication the name is trade marked, but not listed in the US system (perhaps in Japan?)

X Super Power 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, “TOA” marked so mfgr TOA Kogaku Co. Ltd

Super Power 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Super Zenith 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

Super Zenith 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo; JE51 /parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd)

X Super Zenith 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo  

X Super Zenith 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co. , JE50 / parts mfgr Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

Super Zenith 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “Naoki” marked, JB47 /manufacturer Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

Super Zenith 8x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Super Zenith 9x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB47 /manufacturer Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc

X Super Zenith 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd., JE7 metal parts Nippon Kogaku

X Super Zenith 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Super Zenith 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.,

Super Zenith 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,