Deraisme Binoculars


This is a metal instrument covered with black leather that may date from the World War II period. The eye end of the left prism housing is marked “DERAISME / PARIS” and that on the right is marked “MILITAIRE / 8 x 30.” There is a center focus, and fine adjustment on each eyepiece.

Adolphe and Edouard Deraisme were making field glasses by the 1890s and prism binoculars by 1906. An advertisement from 1902 stated the firm specialized in instruments for military use, and many of its models had been adopted by the principal European armies. The firm was still in business in the 1950s.

Date Made: ca 1940Associated Date: 1914 - 1918

Maker: Deraisme

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, ParisAssociated Place: France

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, Optics


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN82752W58

Object Name: BinocularsObject Type: binocularsOther Terms: Binoculars; Equipment, Individual; Army

Measurements: overall: 5 in x 5 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm


Record Id: nmah_426283

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