• Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars
  • Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars

Ernst Leitz 10 x 80 Military Binoculars

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An excellent WWII 10 x 80 (10 power magnification and 80 mm objective lenses) double telescope binocular by renowned optical manufacturer Ernst Leitz of Germany with 45° inclined oculars and integral filters. This model was designed by Emil Busch in 1935, adopted by the military in 1936 and went into production with various modifications and manufacturers including Leitz. The model proved to be extremely versatile; the rugged construction made it suitable for both day and night time observation and the direction of fire from artillery and flak stations. The binocular block is stamped on the side with the manufacturer’s identification code (dkl) indicating the maker (from 1940 the origin of German military equipment was intended to be obscured from the enemy by the use of these government-issued, three-letter codes).

The binoculars have been stripped of their original paint, the cast aluminium polished to a mirror finish and then mounted on a custom made cradle fitted to a period height adjustable wooden tripod stand. The optics have been fully refurbished to the highest standards. These binoculars come with a newly made wooden floor stand to provide stability to the tripod and give protection to floor surfaces.

Dimensions: 37 cm/14½ inches (length of binocular).

The company of Ernst Leitz is probably best known for founding the legendary camera company Leica. The name is derived from the first three letters of the founder's surname, Leitz, and the first two of the word camera: LEI tz  CA mera.

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