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KINORA VIEWER
A very rare double lens model of a Kinora monochrome motion picture viewer, for use by two people, on pivoting cast iron base with Corinthian column, circa 1903. The Kinora was an early motion picture device, developed by the French inventors Auguste and Louis Lumière in 1895, and patented in February 1896. The British rights to the Kinora were bought by The British Mutoscope & Biograph Co. in 1898, but the machine was not marketed in the UK until 1902.
an old pair of binoculars sitting on top of a black stand next to two spoons
BINOCULARS BY ZEISS WIEN
A pair of 15 x 60 binoculars by Carl Zeiss Wien. M 8/12 Z Doppelfernrohr 15 fach.
an old fashioned telescope on a tripod with two binoculars attached to the top one
STARMORBI BINOCULARS
We offer a range of highly collectable optical instruments including a superb collection of large aperture BINOCULARS from the “Golden Era” of binocular manufacturing dating from 1910 to 1960. A pair of 1920's 60 mm "Starmorbi" binoculars by Carl Zeiss Jena, the triple turret has 3 different magnifications, 12, 24 and 42 times, which can changed with the "okularrevolver" mechanism.
an old telescope on a wooden tripod
LEITZ "BINOTRIX" BINOCULARS
We offer a range of highly collectable optical instruments including a superb collection of large aperture BINOCULARS from the “Golden Era” of binocular manufacturing dating from 1910 to 1960.⁠ ⁠ A pair of 1920’s triple turret “Binotrix” binoculars by Ernst Leitz (Leica) of Wetzlar.
an old telescope on a wooden tripod with metal fittings and brass trimming
CARL ZEISS JENA 110 MM TRIPLE TURRET BINOCULAR
We offer a range of highly collectable optical instruments including a superb collection of large aperture BINOCULARS from the “Golden Era” of binocular manufacturing dating from 1910 to 1960. Featuring a rare late 1920's Carl Zeiss Jena triple turret binocular. 33, 52 and 72 times magnification, 110 mm objective lenses. With original cranked rise and fall tripod stand.
an old pair of binoculars sitting on top of a table
HUET 8 X 50 NAVAL BINOCULARS
We offer a range of highly collectable optical instruments including a superb collection of large aperture BINOCULARS from the “Golden Era” of binocular manufacturing dating from 1910 to 1960. Featuring a pair of bronze 8 x 50 binoculars produced for the French Navy by Jules Huet & Cie of Paris. Dated 1935.
an old metal object with two binoculars on it
TOKO 15 X 80 BINOCULARS
We offer a range of highly collectable optical instruments including a superb collection of large aperture BINOCULARS from the “Golden Era” of binocular manufacturing dating from 1910 to 1960. Featuring a pair of WWII TOKO 15 x 80 binoculars on a very rare period spotter's 360⁰ mount.
an old fashioned telescope on a tripod with a wooden box in front of it
WW2 BINOCULARS
A pair of WWII tripod mounted 15 x 80 binoculars made for the Imperial Japanese Navy, circa 1942. Green and orange filters. 15 times magnification, field of view 4 degrees.
an old fashioned telescope on a tripod with a wooden box in front of it
15 X 80 BINOCULARS
A pair of WWII tripod mounted 15 x 80 binoculars made by for the Imperial Japanese Navy, circa 1942. ⁠
an old fashioned telescope on a stand against a white background
PRAESTANTIA BY RILEY BROTHERS
Featuring our Praestantia magic lantern slide projector by Riley Brothers of Bradford. Circa 1895. With case and slide holder.
an old fashioned wooden box with two microscopes in it's opening and one opened
MICROSCOPE BY WATSON & SONS
A cased "Bactil" compound monocular microscope by W. Watson & Sons ltd of London with accessories. Circa 1917. ⁠⠀⁠
an old wooden tripod with a telescope on it's top and two eyepieces in the middle
STARMORBI BINOCULARS
THE LINES OF THE STARS! Fraunhofer and the Evolution of German Optics. ⁠Featuring a pair of 1920's 60 mm "Starmorbi" binoculars by Carl Zeiss Jena, the triple turret has 3 different magnifications, 12, 24 and 42 times, which can changed with the "okularrevolver" mechanism. With original purchase receipt dated 30th of August 1924, El Almendares, Havana, Cuba. ⁠
an antique brass telescope on a tripod stand, with the top section partially closed
UTZSCHNEIDER & FRAUNHOFER TELESCOPE
THE LINES OF THE STARS! Fraunhofer and the Evolution of German Optics. ⁠Featuring a brass 3 ½" refactor telescope by Utzschneider & Fraunhofer of Munich, circa 1825. With rack and pinion focusing, and star finder-scope. Rack and pinion motion for the altitude, and shaft driven key for slow motion in the azimuth. Mounted on a weighted pillar and claw library tripod, with folding feet. Signed: Utzschneider u. Fraunhofer in München ⁠
an antique telescope on a tripod stand with wooden legs and two brass - plated handles
UTZSCHNEIDER & FRAUNHOFER TELESCOPE
THE LINES OF THE STARS! Fraunhofer and the Evolution of German Optics. ⁠Featuring a 3 ½" refactor telescope by Utzschneider & Fraunhofer of Munich, in original case with accessorises, circa 1825. Mounted on a weighted pillar and claw library tripod, with folding feet, and two mahogany and brass tripods, one interior, and one exterior, by HARVEY & PEAK of London.