Prism Binoculars

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
prism binoculars
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
overall: 9 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 in; 22.86 cm x 21.59 cm x 10.16 cm
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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