Prism Binoculars

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Description
This is a black metal instrument with black leather covering the barrels. The objective lenses are 50 mm diameter. The eyepieces focus separately. The eye end of the left prism housing is marked “7 x 50 / MARSEPT” and the right one is marked “E. LEITZ / WETZLAR / 476092.” There is a black leather case.
Leitz made this model between 1932 and 1962. This example may have been used during World War II.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 21.59 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
AF.58635M
catalog number
58635M
accession number
213624
Credit Line
U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Chief of Ordnance
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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