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Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars. VIRTUAL MUSEUM

MARK OHNO

ミニチュア双眼鏡

かしの双眼鏡

BINOCULARS 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, 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. Les jumelles de l'origine japonaise, pour le marché américain, étaient, sauf indication contraire.

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

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Taihey binoculars might be an export brand of Japanese manufacturer/exporter K.K. Ofuna Kogaku Kikai Seisakusho documented operating at the right time 1949-1956 and located in the Taihey Building, but this is only plausible speculation

Taihey 6x15 MIOJ IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Taihey Evans 6x17 IF binoculars MIOJ Blk/Sil ME, No mfgr mark

X Taihey Evans 6x17 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

X Taloma 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE,“ FOREIGN ”mkd, JB5/ mfgr Meiji Seiko JE50 / parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (UK market)

*Tamagawa binoculars: see Ocean binoculars. Tamagawa may be Tamagawa Optical Instrument Ltd of Japan.

*Tasco binoculars: US   Optical importer founded 1954, with affiliates in the UK, Australia & elsewhere, bought out of   bankruptcy in 2002 by owners of Bushnell. The   brand name is still currently active

X Tasco 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “ lightweight variant 1 JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku JE51 /parts Yoshimoto Kogaku

X Tasco 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “ lightweight variant 2 JE7/ metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo

Tasco 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “ mod 501 ” “ First Nighter ” ca 1972 (Tasco brand owned Bushnell Ks in 2011)

X Tasco 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo; JE51 /parts Yoshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd

X Tasco 7x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil no manufacturer code, (Tasco brand owned Bushnell Ks in 2011)

X Tasco 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo. No mfgr mark

Tasco 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ mod 504 ” “ Nimrod ” ca 1972  

X Tasco 7x25 CF “ mod 504 binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Tasco brand owned Bushnell Ks in 2011)

Tasco 8x15 binoculars Blk/Sil (Tasco brand owned Bushnell Ks in 2011)

Tasco 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Tasco brand owned Bushnell Ks in 2011)

Tasco 8x20 CF binoculars model 160 JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

X Tasco 8x20 CF “ mod 502 ” “ Atom binoculars Blk/Sil, RE in NFL box dated 1971 no manufacturer code

X Tasco 8x20 CF “ mod 502 binoculars Blk/Sil, ME variant JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo, JE5 / parts Meiji Seiko

X Tasco 8x20 CF “ mod 502 binoculars Blk/Sil,ME “ K ” logo variant JB74 /mfg Omori Sogo Kogaku JE51 /parts Yoshimoto Kogaku

Tasco 8x20 CF “ mod 502 binoculars Blk/Sil variant JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

X Tasco 8x20 CF“ mod 502 binoculars Blk/Sil. ME variant K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo. No JB mark

X Tasco 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil. RE variant K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo. No JB mark

X Tasco 8x20 CF binoculars “ mod 503 All Blk w/Gold accents, RE, JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co Tokyo

X Tasco 8x20 CF binoculars “ lightweight ” marked Blk/Sil , ME

Tasco 8x20 CF binoculars “Mod 520” Blk/Sil “ K” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo. No JB mark

Tasco 10x20 CF binoculars “ lightweight ” marked Blk/Sil, ME, “ K ” logo marked mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kogyo. No JB mark

X Tasco 12x40 CF “ mod 505 binoculars,   no manufacturer code

Tasco 12x40 CF “ mod 505 Ringsider binoculars Blk/Sil ca 1971/1972 (NFL licensed)

Tasco 15x50 CF “ mod 506 binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd.

*Technar binoculars: some Swift and Anderson binoculars were advertised with the additional model name “Technar” around 1957, some successor Swift binoculars were advertised with the additional model name “Technar” around 1976.

Technar 15x50 CF binoculars

*Telesar binoculars are believed a brand of Masel Supply Co.,128 32nd St., Brooklyn, NY, USA. Also distributed in the US by Asreh Supply Corp.

X Telesar 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho JE50 / mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Telesar 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB17 /manufacturer Otake Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd Tokyo

Telesar 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil   JB93 /manufacturer   Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo

X Telesar 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho JE50 / parts mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Telesar 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Gold color, ME

X Telesar 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo

X Telesar 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Telesar 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., JE50 / parts mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo

X Telesar 10 x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Telstar binoculars (not to be confused with Telesar): EIG Cutlery Inc.held US trademark 72250747 for Telstar for binoculars and telescopes from 1966-1970 and perhaps other entities in other countries used the Telstar name in logos such as Canadian trademark holder Kingsway, and they also seem to appear in the UK as L& G Telstar (L & G being the Lieberman and Gortz house brand of Headquarter and General Supplies UK)

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

*Tempist binoculars: See also Zenith binoculars using model name “Tempist”

Tempist 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Terraquascope binoculars are believed a brand of Stoddards Inc, a Boston/ Newton Massachusetts USA area retail dealer   of cutlery, fishing tackle, and optical products.

Terraquascope 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Thorobred binoculars: See also Yoshida binoculars

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

Tiger 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil mfgr Toa Kogaku Co. Ltd Tokyo

* TJK binoculars marking = T oyo J itsugo K ogaku KK/ Oriental Trading Co.

*TKK binoculars: see Crystal binoculars

*Tōa in Japanese means “Orient”, so “Tōa Optical Co” and “Tōa Kogaku” may also be “Oriental Optical Co”

X TOA Comet 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo,   no manufacturer code

TOA Comet 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil

X TOA Comet 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, CE, JB001 /mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo

X TOA Comet 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, no manufacturer code  

TOA Comet 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, black prism covers

X TOA Comet 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1 , no mfgr code

X TOA Comet 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2 JB001 /mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd , JE79 / parts Furukawa Kogaku Seisakujo

X TOA Comet 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

TOA Comet 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE (Japan market & US market)

TOA Comet 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Europe market)

TOA DeLuxe 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Japan market)

TOA G Patek 6x15 CF Blk/Sil, PE, JB001 /manufacturer Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo

TOA G Patek 10x20 CF Blk/Sil (Japan market)

X TOA 10x20 CF binoculars All black, RE, no manufacturer code (UK market)

TOA 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Commonwealth market/ Australia)  

*Tocon binoculars: believed a brand of Tochihara Optical Co Ltd.

Tocon 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, marked “ Tochihara Opt Co Ltd (Japan market)

X Tocon 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. Tokyo

X Tocon 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, marked “ Tochihara Opt Co Ltd

Tocon 10x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

X Tocon 12x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JE7/ metal parts Nippon Kogaku Kogyo (Canada market)

X Tohyoh 6x15 CF binoculars “M TYPE” Blk/Sil

Tohyoh 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Tohyoh 7x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ MSC ” logo so mfgr Meiji Seiko Co Ltd (UK market)

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

*Toko binoculars may be a product of photo equip supplier Tōko Kōgaku Ltd. of 2-5-1 Minami-Tokiwadai, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo

X Toko Azuza 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil “ TOA ” marked so mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo

*T.O.M. Co. binoculars : See also Vision binoculars , BiVision binoculars

X Tokyo Yamafuji 6x15 IF binoculars all black, pre WWII

T.O.M. 12x20 CF binoculars (Japan market)

X T.O.M Co Vision 6x15 MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ made occupied Japan ”on face   of prism cover, Toho Optical Mfg Co ?

X T.O.M Co Vision 6x15 MIOJ binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ made occupied Japan ”on side of prism cover, Toho Optical Mfg Co ?

X T.O.M Co Vision 6x15 MIOJ binoculars Green/Silver, ME, made occupied Japan ”, may be Toho Optical Mfg Co ?

*Topcon binoculars were a product of Tokyo Kogaku Kikai Kabushikikaisha / Tokyo Optical Co Ltd, which used the Topcon brand on various products (surveying instruments, cameras & lenses, opthalmic & medical optics, binoculars etc) and later became Topcon Corp.

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

*TOR binoculars are a product of TOR Optical Trading Co. of Japan, founded in 1948

X TOR 6x15 CF binoculars MIOJ Blk/Sil

TOR 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE,

X TOR Deluxe 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE JB5 /manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co Ltd., JE50 /parts mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo  

X TOR Deluxe 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

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

X TOR Lumion 6x15 IF binoculars MIOJ All Black

X TOR Lumion 6x15 IF binoculars MIOJ Blk/Sil, no manufacturer code

Toranon 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, (Japan market)

X Tosari 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co . Ltd.

Tosari 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Tosco binoculars may be a product of photo goods supplier S. Ishimitsu & Co Ltd, 2-3-10 Kontoo-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan

Tosco 7x18 CF binoculars ( European market)

X Tosco 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE JB5 /manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co Ltd. JE50 /parts mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo  

*Tower binoculars : are believed a brand of Sears Roebuck & Co. which used the “Tower” brand on various products (named after their Sears Tower [Willis] headquarters, the 1,450’ tall skyscraper in Chicago Illinois USA that was the world’s tallest building for 25 years. “Tower” binoculars and other products appeared in the Sears catalogs for decades.

X Tower 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ AOCo ” logo, so manufacturer Asahi Optical Co, Tokyo, no manufacturer code

X Tower 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, no other markings

X Tower 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, “ Model 6280 JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo  

Travelaire 7x18 IF binoculars All Black

*Troika binoculars : Troika (Germany) designs and distributes giftware products for retail and corporate promotional markets according to their 2015 website. Troika Germany GMBH Mueschenbach holds a 1998 US trademark on “Troika” for binoculars

X Troika 10x20 CF binoculars RE believed Chinese made

Troika 10x20 CF binoculars All Silver, RE, marked “ Audi Driving Experience ” believed Chinese made

Troika 10x20 CF binoculars All Silver, RE, marked “ Mercedes Benz logo ” believed Chinese made

Turret 15x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market) JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd. (UK market)

Union 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Union Electric Steel Co by Steller ” 7x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, promo Union Steel Indiana USA, Steller

*Uniscope” and “Precision Uniscope’” b inoculars were widely distributed around the 1960’s in the US, UK, Europe, Australia/NZ markets and show up in Japan suggesting it is the brand of a Japanese Exporter rather than of an end use country importer. Uni-scope (United) is unrelated and Uniscope Optical Systems binoculars are unrelated.

X Uniscope 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1

Uniscope 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2, MSC ” logo so mfgr Meiji Seiko Co Ltd

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

Uniscope 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB5 /manufacturer: Meiji Seiko Co Ltd   (UK market)

Uniscope 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ MSC ” logo so mfgr Meiji Seiko Co Ltd

Uniscope 10x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil  

*United Binocular Co, 9043 S. Western St Chicago Il, Importer/distributor, advertising as early as 1954

United 6x15 binoculars IF   Blk/Sil

X United 6x15 IF binoculars all Chrome, ME, marked “ Hercules ” & “ RW ” logo, no manufacturer code

United 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars   Blk/Sil “ occupied Japan

X United 6x15 IF MIOJ binoculars all black, ME, marked “ Hercules ” & “ RW ” logo, “ occupied Japan

X United “ OSK ”6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, : manufacturer O mori S ogo K ogaku

United 7x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil’

X United 7x15 IF binoculars All silver, “ K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kyogo,

X United 7x18 IF binoculars All silver

X United 7x18 IF “ KOC ” marked binoculars All silver, ME, no manufacturer code Kuroki Optical Instrument Co Ltd

United 7x18 CF binoculars All silver

United 7x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

United 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

X United 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 1 , JB74 / Omori Sogo Kogaku JE51 /parts Yoshimoto Kogaku

United 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 2, K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kyogo

United 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 3, OSK ” in United logo for Omori Sogo Kogaku

X United 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE , variant 4, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd,

X United 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, variant 1, K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kyogo

X United 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, variant 2 JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd, JE50 /parts mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo  

United Binocular Chicago 10x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X United Binocular Chicago 10x24 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

United Falcon 20x? CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Unitron binoculars are a probably a brand of Ehrenreich Photo Optical Industries Inc. who held camera goods US trademark #73155204 for Unitron from 1978

Unitron 8x20 CF binoculars All black, RE

X Unitron 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ NAOKI ” marked, JB47 /mfgr Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho

X Universal 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE, “ K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kyogo

X Universal 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ IS ”logo, JE50 /parts mfgr. Tanaka Koki Seisakujo  

Universal 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE (UK market)

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

Universe 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

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

Utopia “NKK” 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vedelux 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*the “Vega” model name is observed on S & A (Swift & Anderson) and successor Swift brand binoculars. “Vega” is   also observed without Swift markings (also the relationship is in a Vega binoculars ad) and Vega when used as a brand probably represents binoculars imported and distributed by Swift but distributed though distribution channels other than the designated “Swift” authorized dealer network (a practice several major importers did)

X Vega 6x15 IF binoculars   Blk/Sil “ MSK ” logo, believed Meiji Seiko Kogaku

X Vega 10x20 CF binoculars   Blk/Sil “ K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kyogo  

X Vega Sport 6x15 IF binoculars “ mod 709 Blk/Sil, PE, “ MSK ” logo, believed   Meiji Seiko Kogaku

X Vega Pointer 7x18 CF binoculars “ mod 730 Blk/Sil, “ MSK ” logo so mfgr Meiji Seiko Kogaku

*Venus binoculars: Venus and Venus Major sometimes also observed marked “Baker Standard”.

Venus 7x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Venus 8x18 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, no manufacturer code

Venus Major 10x20 IF binoculars

*” Vergutete Optik ” = ‘’coated optics’’ in German

*Vesper Binoculars: trademark owner Otake & Co Ltd. 2-Chome,Sugama, Tashima-ku, Tokyo, Japan, see 1959 catalog in Vintage Advertising#1 section

Vesper 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Vesper 7x25 IF binoculars Blk/Sil

X Vesper 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil ME JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku JE51/ parts mfgr Oshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

Vesper Optics 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

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

Victory 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Victory 8x20 IF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Virago 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Australia market)

Viscount 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil,

Viscount Super 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Vision binoculars : Vision binoculars are believed to be a Japanese maket brand of Vixen Optical Inc., probably sold through other channels than the identical Vixen models, but other possibly unrelated early usage (pre-silk screen marking era) such as T.O.M. Co. Vision binoculars exist

Vision 10x20 binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vision 10x20 binoculars “V-V” logo marking Blk/Sil (Japan market) MSC ” marked so mfgr Meiji Seiko Kogaku

Vision 15x30 binoculars Blk/Sil “M TYPE” (Japan market)

Vision 15x40 CF binoculars   “M TYPE” ” marked, Blk/Sil , RE (Japan market)

Vision 18x50 CF binoculars   “M TYPE” ” marked, Blk/Sil (Japan market)

* Vista Binoculars: “ Vista “brand binoculars in the 1950’s were associated with Okaya Optical Co., Ltd. ( 岡谷光学機械株式会社 ); Okaya Kōgaku Kikai Kabushiki Gaisha) according to Camerapedia, confirmed by the period Japanese Matsushima Optical Dept Store catalog , and confirmed in the 1961 book “Binoculars & Scopes” by Richard Reichert

Vista 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil attributed to Okaya Kogaku per Matsushida catalog (Japan market)

Vista Vixen 8x28 CF binoculars JB93 /manufacturer Seiwa Kogaku Co. Ltd., Tokyo.

*Vixen Binoculars: US trademark holder #74159332 for binoculars, telescopes, spotting scopes, and other items from 4/22/1991 to present with first use claimed 1984 is Vixen Optical Industries Ltd Corp Saitama Japan, previously known as Koyu Co Ltd

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

X Vixen 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ MSC ” marked so mfgr Meiji Seiko Kogaku

Vixen 6x24 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen 6x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Vixen 6x28 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Vixen 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB5 MSC logo mfgr Meiji Seiko Kogaku (Japan market)

Vixen 8x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “M TYPE” JB5 mfgr Meiji Seiko Kogaku (Japan market)

X Vixen 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (UK market)

Vixen 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 1, “M TYPE” marking   (Japan market)

Vixen 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2, (no ‘‘M TYPE” marking) (Japan market

X Vixen 8x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 3, JB5 mfgr Meiji Seiko Kogaku (Japan market)

Vixen 8x28 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Vixen 9x20 CF “M TYPE” binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Vixen brand owned Vixen Optical Inc Saitama Japan ) (Europe market)

Vixen 9x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

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

Vixen 10x30 CF binoculars “M TYPE” Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen 12x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “M TYPE” JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku (Australia, Japan market)

X Vixen 12x25 CF binoculars “M type ”, Blk/Sil, RE, appears to be late production perhaps China?

Vixen 12x30 CF binoculars   Blk/Sil (Japan market)

X Vixen 12x40 CF binoculars   Blk/Sil “M TYPE” JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku JE84 / parts mfgr Oei Kogaku Co. Ltd.

Vixen 15x40 CF binoculars   Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen 15x50 CF binoculars   Blk/Sil

Vixen 16x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen Family 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ MSC ” logo so mfgr Meiji Seiko Co Ltd. (Japan market)

Vixen Family 15x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen Family 15x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB95 (unknown manufacturer)

Vixen Select 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen Select 15x30 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

Vixen Select 15x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE (Japan market)

Vixen Select 15x50 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Japan market)

X Vixen Sunny 12x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil Vixen brand owned Vixen Optical Inc Saitama Japan)

*Vomega binoculars: Omega binoculars have a stylized vee check mark logo preceding the “O” which is mistaken for a “V”

Von Holbeck 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (Germany market)

*Wards binoculars were a brand of US chain store and catalog retailer Montgomery Ward/Wards 1872-2001

X Wards 6X15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME (Montgomery Ward MW logo) “ K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku

X Wasta 6X25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

*Wega binoculars: (in Baby, Sport, Lux, Cristal models ) brands/models of the Gern Optic Switzerland brand imported from Japan. Wega binoculars were distributed in the 1960’s in the UK by Newbold and Bulford.

X Wega Baby 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

X Wega Baby 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME

Wega Baby 7x25 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, “ K ” logo so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogyo

X Wega Baby 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB74 /mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku JE51/ parts mfgr Oshimoto Kogaku Co. Ltd.

X Wega Sport 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil “ K ” logo marked so mfgr Omori Sogo Kogaku Kyogo (UK market)

Wel-See 6x15 IF binoculars All Silver, ME (Japan market)

*Weso binoculars: Swiss trademark #2P-319546   for binoculars and many other items is held by Swiss optics distributor Weso Weidmann & Sohn, Gustav Maurer St 9, Zollikon Switzerland from May 1982-present.

X Weso 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, “ MSC ” mfgr Meiji Seiko Co Ltd JE50 / parts Tanaka Koki Seisakujo (German Swiss market)

*Wetecom is a brand of UK mail order supplier Westfalia

Wetecom 8x21 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, RE (European market)

Wetzlar 10x30 CF binoculars

Wilcox 7x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil JB47 /manufacturer:Tokuhiro Koki Seisakusho Inc., Tokyo

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

Windsor 6x15 IF binoculars OMS ” marked , Blk/Sil, CE,

X Windsor 7x18 IF binoculars All Silver, ME, no manufacturer code

*Wolf binoculars: the Wolf brand for binoculars has a Canadian trademark to Berkeley Scientific from 1977, but may or may not apply to UK market binoculars. Berkely Scientific also sold binoculars under the Berkely brand

X Wolf 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE, variant 1 MSC ” & JB5/ mfgr Meiji Seiko, JE57/ parts Oji Kogaku Kikai Co. Ltd. (UK market)

Wolf 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2 JB231 /mfgr Tochihara Optical Co. Ltd.

Wolf 6x15 IF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 3 JE50 / parts Tanaka Koki (UK market)

Wolf 6x15 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Wolf 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

Wolf 8x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil

Wolf 10x20 CF binoculars Blk/Sil (UK market)

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

*Woodsman binoculars: See Ofuna binoculars

X Wuest 7x18 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, ME, JB69 /manufacturer: Akebono Kogaku Seisakujo

Wuest 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil, PE variant 1 “TOA” marked, so mfgr Toa Kogaku Ltd Tokyo

X Wuest 10x40 CF binoculars Blk/Sil variant 2 TJK ” mark Toyo Jitsugo, JB93 /mfgr Seiwa Kogaku JE50 / parts Tanaka Koki

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