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Having said that, even today's late 20th century binoculars are still using the 'ABBE-PORRO' principle of design first used in the late 1800s.Now, as we have moved into the 21st century, it is still relatively easy to find such fascinating old instruments dating from the middle-late 1800s to the early-mid 1900s.It was done just to show people what is out there on the market - enjoy with all its faults. The video was at a large Antiques Fair but also you can look at :-Ebay or other Online Auctions, Antique shops, Car Boots, Auction Houses or even Charity Shops Ross were one of the great British Binocular Makers. From around 1837 - 1841 they were trading as Andrew Ross & Co. Ross continuosly manufactured binoculars from the 1830s, and over the years very many were produced for the military with WW1 & WW11 being a very good collecting area. Also during WW1 when there was a huge shortage of binoculars, the British 'bought in' Binoculars from all sorts of places including France. MG ( French - Ministere de la Guerre) (Ministry of War)Good fun looking for these binoculars and also they are easy to date. This picture is an old advert - late 1800s - for the French company Lemaire.

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The Germans decided during the war that they did not want the allies to know where their optics were manufactured ( to stop the bombing of the factories?

) so they had the following codes put on their binoculars.

During WW11 the Germans started coding all their binoculars to hide their place of manufacture. Bought in binoculars were stamped by the British Military, so you may have a pair of French Binoculars marked like this - for example Name. A lot of Opera Glasses were produced in the 1800s and early 1900s, but I don't think anyone made such beautiful glasses as the French.

Anyway, during WW11 France was 'occupied' and so Binoculars made in France for Germany were given a code which was stamped on the binocular. Depending on the level of decoration and condition, some of these Opera Glasses can be quite ex[pensive.

At the time of WW1 there was a shortage of binoculars, so the military 'bought in' a lot of binoculars.

These binoculars could have been French, German, or from private individuals ect, wherever they could find them.

For anyone interested in collecting old binoculars then follow me and lets see what we can discover.

Binoculars have been around and in general useand good quantity since the 1800s.

They are the bygone instruments which have been widely used for a long time now, and are still being produced today.

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