TRAVEL THINGS INC  

1968 Advertisement Reseller. Brands: BUSHNELL binoculars.

WESTCHESTER SALES   PO Box 304, Larchmont NY USA. Reseller. 1953 Advertisement. Brands: Unknown

 

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Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars.   VIRTUAL MUSEUM

MARK OHNO

GOULD LENS SERVICE 26 Franklin Ave Binghamton NY, USA 1952 Binocular Catalog : Dealer. Brand: BUSHNELL binoculars. Gould Lens service was apparently a one man shop run from the family home and started after the war by Kelsey (Burr) Gould whose primary consumer business was binocular and camera repair and whose industrial business was custom lens grinding and prototyping. Kelsey apparently died in 2006 at age 92.

PEERLESS CAMERA 415 Lexington Ave at 43rd St, NY, NY USA, Retail & Mail Order Camera Shop. Brand: HAMBLETONIAN binoculars. 1957   Ad **Note based on US patent 657.365 of July 1953 Peerless was owner of Hambletonian brand.

Hambletonian 6x15 IF binoculars

TASCO SALES INC 1075 NW 71st St, Miami Florida, USA. Sales arm of Importer Tasco Optics. 1973 Ad. Brand: TASCO binoculars.

EDMUND SCIENTIFIC CO Barrington, NJ, USA. Mail Order Science & Surplus Retailer & Shop. Brand: Unknown. Early 1960’s catalog.

KALIMAR INC. 1909 South Kingshighway, St Louis, Mo. Importer, distributor. 1957 Ad   Brand: KALIMAR binoculars.

     Kalimar Binoculars

Tasco Model 502 Binoculars

though a 1971 rubber eyepiece   [deluxe?] model 502 version rather than the metal eyepiece model 502 pictured in 1973. Most Tasco 8x20 binoculars seem to have been made by Omori Sogo Kogaku.

DOLLANDS & AITCHISON 28 Old Bond St, London, W1, UK. Retail optical chain 1750-2009 (absorbed by Boots the Chemist in 2009. Brand: DOLLONDS non miniature binocular ad, 1950’s or 1960’s

ORIENTAL IMPORTS PO Box 217, Albany Oregon Importer, distributor. . 1952 Ad   Brand: [AOCo ] JUPITER binoculars

TOCHIHARA BINOCULAR CO binocular advertisement of 13 models. Manufacturer.

Ca 1973

MATSUSHIMA OPTICAL DEPARTMENT STORE 3-chome, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan. Date Unknown (appears to be approximately late 1950’s) Tax Free Catalog. Retailer. Brands: NIPPON KOGAKU, LUPINUS, OFUNA KOGAKU, ASAHI KOGAKU, OKAYA KOGAKU, MEIJI SEIKO miniature binoculars. This is a great little catalog showing what was available in Tokyo at the time. According to Ulrike Schaede and William Grainer in “Japan’s Mangled Globalization ”, Japan had an excise luxury tax system of 50%-60% around that time (15% in the 1960’s). Tax free stores sold goods to foreigners who would “export” the purchased item, and there was a system set up for them to have on the excise tax designed for domestic purchasers refunded. Catalog is probably a US soldier ot tourist bring back.

Collection of Mark Ohno.

JR ENT. Yuma Az.   advertisement Yaching magazine 1983

PHILA SALES Binghampton N.Y. binocular advertisement 1954

PEERLESS CAMERA   Phila, Pa. USA. 1958 ad. Brand: HAMBLETONIAN binoculars

SHANTY STORE corner Fair & North Front St., Kingston, NY 1952 ad

Camera Shop Cleveland Ohio, USA 1949 ad. Brand: NIPPON KOGAKU MIKRON binoculars

FORT PIERCE MERCANTILE Fort Pierce Florida USA USA   1958 ad

K MART High Point North Carolina, USA 1968 ad. Brand: FOCAL binoculars.

K MART Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1968 ad. Brand: FOCAL binoculars.

K MART Lincoln, Nebraska, USA 1968 ad. Brand: FOCAL binoculars.

JEAN & TROX , 8 North Leroux,Flagstff Arizona. USA 1949 ad. Brand: NIPPON KOGAKU MIKRON binoculars

MILTS Phoenix, Arizona, 1965 ad. Brand: MIDGET

PADGITT’S Waco, Texas, USA.   1952 ad. Brands: CRYSTAL, NIPPON KOGAKU MIKRON binoculars

PENN AUTO USA. 1962 ad

SWIFT’S SWAP SHOP Fairbanks Alaska, USA 1951 ad. Brand: NIPPON KOGAKU MIKRON binoculars

B A HIGH FIDELITY , USA 1960 ad

DUNLAP’S , Odessa, Texas,USA 1960 ad

TEXAS STORES San Antonio, Texas, USA 1968 ad Brand: OPTEX binoculars

HOWLANDS , Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA 1960 ad

NICHOLS Hagerstown, Maryland. USA 1974 Brand: TASCO binoculars

MIKRON 6x15

CRYSTAL 6x15

WILSON’S JEWELWERS Syracuse, New York, USA 1954 ad

Focal Binoculars

Period Advertising for Miniature Binoculars Ursprüngliche Werbung für Miniaturferngläser. La Publicité Originale Pour les Jumelles Miniatures. ミニチュア双眼鏡のヴィンテージ広告. Старые объявления для миниатюрных бинокль. Vintage Reklam för Kikare Miniatyr. Antigua Publicidad de Prismáticos en Miniatura.Pubblicità Vintage per Binocoli in Miniatura.

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UNIVERSAL WAR SURPLUS STORES 313 South E Street, San Bernadino, California, USA 1951 Ad. Brand: Super Power binoculars.

BIRKS JEWELERS Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1950

DOOLEY’S HARDWARE MART 5075 Long Beach Blvd, North Long Beach, California, USA 1972 ad

PHOTO NEST , 204 West Freeman, Carbondale, Illinois. Camera shop. 1980 ad. KOMURA binoculars. Reference is to an October Southern Illinois University versus Northern Illinois University football game at   McAndrews stadium in Carbondale, and reflects the common featuring of upcoming sporting events in binoculars advertising in newspapers.

BOB’S SPORTING GOODS 519 East Third St, Bend, Oregon, USA . Sporting goods shop. 1953 ad. Hunting contest in which the hunter bagging the smallest male deer by weight got a pair of 6x15 miniature binoculars as a prize.

DOOLEYS HARDWARE MART 5075 Long Beach Blvd, North Long Beach, California, USA 1972 Ad.

BUSHNELL BLACK

   6x25 binoculars

STANDARD BRANDPAINT CO .,2401 American Av., Long Beach, California, USA. 1952 Ad. Brand: SUPER POWER binoculars

U-SAVE DISCOUNT DEPT STORE   49 W 42nd Ave., San Mateo, California, USA. 1967 Ad. Brand: HOYA   binoculars.

Advertisements cropped & edited for relevance. Presented for not-for-profit purposes of historical research and education. Vintage advertisements give insight into the nature of binoculars distribution and into dates of retail activity of brands and models.

ARLO PRODUCTS 68 West Merrick, Valley Stream, New York, USA 1968 Ad.

Mail Order Reseller.