DECK MOUNTED TURRET BINOCULAR BUSCH RATHENOW 12 + 20 X 80
TURRET BINOCULAR BUSCH RATHENOW 12 + 20 X 80
An extremely rare deck mounted kriegsmarine binoculars developed by Emil Busch.
It represents the state of the art in optical design for this period.
Its timeless design, solid construction and innovation make it highly sought after by collectors.
These are impressive, solidly hand built military binoculars constructed from bronze (7kg)
Switching on for a stronger magnification is by turning the prism housing, these operate smoothly and lock securely in place.
These binoculars could be used on a tripod, but also hanging on a ship's railing or on a pole (see last image)
These binocular has a very early naval inventory number M. 63 from ca. 1914/1915 probably from the first batch.
They were used by the "Kaiserliche Marine" and they were also used during ww2, these binoculars are timeless.
We have had the binoculars fully serviced cleaned and lubricated by the Binocular specialist in the Netherlands.
The binoculars are now on a military optical tripod, probably from the same period, with bronze head in natural color.
Also equipped with two extendable rain or sun shades with objective lens caps.
Weight 7kg marine bronze.
Length 54 cm.
Blue coated Carl Zeiss lenses!!
In 1852 Emile Busch began producing cameras.
In 1872 the Optische Anstalt Rathenow became the stock exchange company Emil Busch A.-G.
Worked closely with Zeiss from which they obtained their optical glass.
In 1927 the majority of the company's shares were acquired by Carl Zeiss.