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Japanese External Reverse Porro Prism Binoculars. VIRTUAL MUSEUM

Mark Ohno

Research Materials. Forschungsmaterialien. Matériel de Recherche. Научные материалы. 研究材料 . Forskningsmaterial. Onderzoeksmateriale. Materiales de Investigación. Materiali di Ricerca.

 

  - GERMAN ORIGINS #1

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  - JAPANESE ORIGINS #1

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  - INTRODUCTION #1

  - INTRODUCTION #2

  - DISTRIBUTION #1

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  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #1

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  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #3

  - FUN ANALYZING BRANDS #4

  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND A-B

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  - BINOCULARS BY BRAND T-Z

  - PHOTO GALLERY #1

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  - VINTAGE ADVERTISING #1

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  - ORIGINAL BOXES #1

  - ORIGINAL BOXES #2

  - CAN YOU REPAIR THESE?

  - REPAIR SEIZED OCULARS IF

  - COLLIMATE AND REPAIR CF

  - MORE REPAIRS #1

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  - MORE REPAIRS #3

  - IDENTIFY THIS

  - SWAP SHOP & MISC

  - MISC

  - INDEX

  - RESEARCH MATERIALS #1

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  - DATA BINOCULARS BRANDS

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In the process of conducting research on miniature binoculars, their design, their manufacturers, and their distribution channels the on line museum collection has purchased and holds a good number of examples of vintage distributor catalogs that contain miniature binoculars, and exerpts relevant to miniature binoculars can be found on the pages entitled “VINTAGE ADVERTISING”. These catalogs are really quite difficult to find and obtain. I suspect that the optics sections are probably of interest to collectors, enthusiasts, and owners of other types of optics such as telescopes, full size binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes. The whole premise of an on line museum is to maximize accessibility to information. Providing catalog access for research seems worthwhile, even if not specific to miniature binoculars. If you value this effort please email me at miniature.binoculars@gmail.com and encourage me , as it is a mind numbingly tedious process. If you have 1950’s or 1960’s binoculars catalogs to donate, loan, or sell to enhance this effort, please contact me at miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

SPECIAL NOTE. The following listings are of vintage obsolete optical goods from around 40 to 70 years ago, and are presented by optics enthusiasts for optics enthusiasts and for the sole purpose of educational research . There is absolutely no commercial or profit generating activity associated with this effort nor claim of right to the materials. There may be entities having rights or successor or residual rights to some portion of these materials. We will always be willing to post acknowledgement of reserved rights of ownership, or list credit, or considerations, or submit for approved usage, and will comply with ownership take down requests. CONTACT: miniature.binoculars@gmail.com.

Scanned Vintage and Obsolete Optical Catalogs. Gescannte Vintage und Veraltete Optische Kataloge. Scannés Vintage et Obsolčtes Catalogues Optiques. Отсканированные винтажные и устаревшие оптические каталоги. スキャンされたヴィンテージと廃止された光学カタログ . Skannade Vintage och Obsolete Optiska Kataloger. Gescande Vintage en Verouderde optische catalogi. Catálogos ópticos Escaneados y Obsoletos Escaneados. Cataloghi Ottici Vintage e Obsoleti Scansionati.

1962 Colonial Optical Catalogue ( USA )

Complete catalogue ( 18 scans)

Brand(s): Mayflower, Colonial

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes, spotting scopes, opera glasses, monoculars, magnifiers, microscopes, barometers

Extras: 1961 distributor price list

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1962COLONIALCATALOGUE.PDF

1956 Cadillac Optical Catalogue ( USA )

Complete catalogue ( 10 scans).

Brand(s): Cadillac.

Contents shown: binoculars.

Extras: 1955 price list, addendum, cover letter.

(date unknown) Raleigh Binoculars flyer ( USA )

Complete section ( 4 scans).

Brand(s): Raleigh.

Contents shown: binoculars.

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RALEIGHCATALOGUE.PDF

1952 Scope Instrument Wholesale Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 9 selected scans).

Brand(s): Scope, Others

Contents shown: binoculars, opera glasses, telescopes.

Extras: fall 1951 wholesale price list

(date ?) Otake & Co. Catalogue ( Japan )

Complete catalogue. ( 19 scans)

Brand(s): Vesper Optics (owned brand), Beautyflex

Contents shownj: binoculars, rifle scopes, cameras, surveying instruments, telescopes, photo equip., microscopes

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OTAKECATALOGUE.PDF

1938 Oppelman Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue ( 10 selected scans).

Brand(s): Race, Opplem, Bernard, LaGrande, Dumont, Mercier, Chevron, DuBois, Adens, Beacon, Variscope, Haenel air pistols.

Contents shown: binoculars, opera glasses, microscopes, telescopes, air pistols, bicycles.

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1938OPPELMANCATALOG.PDF

1961-1962 Parker Distributors Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 2 selected scans)

Brand(s): Swift

Contents shown: binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes.

(1950’s) Matsushima Dept Store Catalogue ( Japan )

Partial catalogue. ( 6 selected scans)

Brand(s): Nipon Kogaku, Kowa Koki,Tokyo Kogaku, Ofuna Kogaku, Okaya Kogaku, Lupinus, Asahi Kogaku, Meiji Seiko, Mina, Fuji Photo Film Co., Goto Kogaku, Olympus

Contents shown: binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, rifle scopes, microscopes, surveying instruments

Extras: retail export tax free prices

1959 J. A. Davis & Son Ltd. Catalogue ( UK )

Complete catalogue. ( 15 scans)

Brand(s): Mirakel, Hensoldt, Zeiss, Hartmann, Colmont, Siebert, Bausch & Lomb

Contents shown: binoculars,

telescopes.

1953 Lee-Robert Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 2 selected scans)

Brand(s): Swift, Jason.

Contents shown: binoculars

(1950’s ?) Charles Frank Catalogue ( Wales )

Complete catalogue. ( 47 scans)

Brand(s): Frank-Nipole, Swift, Ross, Barr & Stroud, Taylor Hobson, Zeiss, Wollensak, Leitz

Contents shown: binoculars,

  telescopes.

1966 A. Jaegers Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 8 selected scans)

Brand(s): Unknown

Contents shown: binoculars, monoculars, microscopes, telescopes, periscopes, spotting scopes, microscopes.

1954 S.E. Laszlo Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 19 selected scans)

Brand(s): Yoshida, Carl Zeiss, Heine & Co, Dupont & Co, Huet, Vion, Heine & Co, Hy Score.

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes, monoculars, opera glasses, microscopes.

Extras: Retail prices plus 1954 wholesale price sheet

1950 Galef Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 3 selected scans)

Brand(s): Monte Carlo

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes.

1970 Ashreh Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 2 selected scans)

Brand(s): Ashreh, Telesar, Carl Zeiss

Contents shown: binoculars, monoculars, opera glasses.

Extras: Prices

1963 Kleins Sporting Goods Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 3 selected scans)

Brand(s): Tasco, Binolux.

Contents shown: binoculars, spotting scopes

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MATSUSHIMACATALOGUE.PDF
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1952SCOPECATALOGUE.PDF
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1956CADILLACOPTICALCATALOGUE.PDF

1976 Compass Instrument Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue ( 12 selected scans)

Brand(s): Binolux

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes, opera glasses, monoculars,

1966 Binolux Catalogue (Compass) ( USA )

Complete catalogue ( 21 scans)

Brand(s): Binolux (Compass Instrument)

Contents shown: binoculars

Extras: 1966 distributor price list

1968 Compass Instrument wholesale mailer set ( USA )

Multiple selected brochures ( 35 scans)

Brand(s): Monolux, Monoscope, Binolux Contents shown: opera glasses, binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, rifle scopes.

Extras: 1967-1968 distributor prices

1952 Dave Cook Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 2 selected scans)

Brand(s): Dacote

Contents shown: binoculars,

1966 Berns Wholesale Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 2 selected scans)

Brand(s): Jana

Contents shown: binoculars.

Extras: no

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1966BERNSCATALOGUE.PDF
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1952DAVECOOKFLYER.PDF
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1954LASZLOCATALOGUE.PDF
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1961PARKERCATALOGUE.PDF
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1970ASHREHCATALOGUE.PDF
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1953LEEROBERTCATALOGUE.PDF
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1963KLEINSCATALOGUE.PDF

1952 Far Eastern Sales Flyer ( USA )

Full catalogue. ( 12 scans)

Brand(s): FE Precision Optics

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes.

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1950GALEFCATALOGUE.PDF
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1966JAEGERSCATALOGUE.PDF
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1959DAVISCATALOGUE.PDF

1972 Herters Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 7 selected scans)

Brand(s): Herters.

Contents shown: binoculars, spotting scopes

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1972HERTERSCATALOGUE.PDF
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1952FAREASTERNFLYER.PDF

1963? Asahi Optical Flyer ( UK market, Woman cover )

Full Flyer. ( 7 scans)

Brand(s): Asahi, Pentax

Contents shown: binoculars

1963? Asahi Optical Catalog ( Italy market )

Complete catalog. ( 18 scans) ( Binoculars cover )

Brand(s): Asahi, Pentax

Contents shown: binoculars.

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1966BINOLUXCATALOGUE.PDF
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CHARLESFRANKCATALOGUE.PDF

1950s? Denhill Catalogue ( J.A. Davis )( UK )

Full catalogue. ( 20 scans)

Brand(s): Denhill

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes.

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1976COMPASSCATALOGUE.PDF

1967 Greenkat Catalogue ( UK )( Greenhill & Ellis )

Full catalogue. ( 13 scans)

Brand(s): Greenkat

Contents shown: binoculars, telescopes,

spotting scopes, rifles scopes, movie projectors

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ASAHIITALIANCATALOGUE.PDF

1962 Herters Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 3 selected scans)

Brand(s): Herters.

Contents shown: binoculars, spotting scopes

Extras: retail prices

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1962HERTERSCATALOGUE.PDF

1952 Montgomery Ward Photo Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue. ( 4 selected scans)

Brand(s): Wards

Contents shown: binoculars

Extras: retail prices

1956 Bushnell retail mailer set ( USA )

Complete set ( 23 scans).

Brand(s): Bushnell

Contents shown: binoculars, monoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes

Extras: prices, booklets, testimonial letters, special offers, how to choose binoculars booklet, additional marketing materials and fold out flyer

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1956BUSHNELLMAILER.PDF

1961 Mutsumido Honten Co. Catalog ( Japan )

Complete catalogue ( 4 scans)

Brand(s): Nikon, Yashica, Cannon, Olympus, Maimya

Contents shown: binoculars, cameras, transistor radios

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1968COMPASSMAILER.PDF
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ASAHIUKFLYER.PDF
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1967GREENKAT	CATALOGUE.PDF

  BINOCULARS* RESEARCH SCAN PROJECT UPDATED 5/10/2018

591 SCANNED PAGES/ 46 VINTAGE CATALOGUES & BROCHURES POSTED (BINOCULARS, TELESCOPES, MICROCOPES ETC)

1963? Asahi Optical Catalog ( Binoculars cover )

Complete catalog. ( 18 scans)

Brand(s): Asahi, Pentax

Contents shown: binoculars.

1952 Bushnell Dealer Flyer ( USA ) ( Gould Lens Service )

Partial catalogue. ( 4 selected scans)

Brand(s): Bushnell

Contents shown: binoculars.

Extras: retail prices

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1952BUSHNELLDEALERFLYER.PDF
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ASAHIENGLISHCATALOGUE.PDF
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1961MUTSUMIDOHONTEN.PDF
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DENHILLCATALOGUE.PDF

1965-1966 Actina Ltd Catalogue ( UK )

Partial catalogue. ( 4 selected scans)

Brand(s): Kalimar

Contents shown: binoculars

1930 Galef Catalogue ( USA )

Full catalogue. ( 15 scans)

Brand(s): Armand, Jockey Club

Contents shown: binoculars, firearms,air rifles & pistols

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1930GALEFCATALOGUE.PDF
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1965ACTINACATALOGUE.PDF
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1952MONTGOMERYWARDCATALOGUE.PDF

WANTED: BINOCULARS CATALOGS THAT WE DON’T HAVE CONTAINING MINIATURE BINOCULARS. EMAIL miniature.binoculars@gmail.com

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1960s? Asahi Optical Flyer ( UK market, Scenic cover )Full Flyer. ( xx scans)

Brand(s): Asahi, Pentax

Contents shown: binoculars

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1961 Central Camera Catalogue ( USA )

Partial catalogue ( 6 selected scans).

Brand(s): Sirus, Zeiss, Bushnell, Hertel & Reuss, Hensoldt, Bausch & Lomb,

Contents shown: binoculars.

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1961CENTRALCAMERACATALOGUE.PDF