Trieder Binoculars

This is a 7 power instrument. The eye end of the left prism housing is marked “TRIEDER BINOCLE / Armee Mod. Pat.” That on the right is marked “C. P. / GOERZ / BERLIN.” There is a center focus, and the end of the central axis is marked “7x.”
Carl Paul Goerz began in business in Berlin in 1886, and formed the Opticsche Anstalt C.P. Goerz (C.P. Goerz Optical Institute) in 1890. The firm began making Galilean binoculars in 1891 and prism binoculars in 1896. They boasted that their Triëder binoculars were as “small as an opera glass” and “more powerful than the largest field glass.”
Ref: C. P. Goerz, Triëder-Binocles (Berlin, 1906).
These binoculars were used by General Peyton C. March, who served as the Army Chief of Staff 1918-1921.
Currently not on view
Object Name
prism binoculars
overall: 6 in x 5 in x 3 in; 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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