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At the dawn of the 20th century there was enormous development and innovation in the area of binoculars for military use.
In 1917 Krauss put the Longue Vue Monoculaire into the market under the name M.1917, enlargement 15 x 23 x and 30 x 80.
In 1816 Busch, Rathenow also introduced into the market similar binoculars with rotatable eyepiece, enlargement 12 x and 20 x 80.
This type of binoculars originated during the 1st World War.
In 1910 Zeiss was the first to put on the market the Starmore, a telescope consisting of a solitary tube with rotatable
eyepiece for varying strength set-ups.
The Starmore later evolved into the Starmorbi, an enormous commercial success.

*This model was produced around 1939/1940.
Zeiss started its blc code around 1940, that is also approximately the production date of these binoculars.
Depending on the goal and use one could choose from various strengths: 12 x 20 x and 40 x 80.
Equipped with an abject lens of 80 mm the viewer in position 12x is very suitable to observe well in reduced visibility (twilight).
20x Enlargement was used on a normal clear day.
40x Is extremely suitable for wide vistas, use at sea, in depth observation (battlefield surveillance), studying the moon,
planets and nebulas.
These binoculars were used by the Kriegsmarine (artillery department).
The body was made from brass and aluminum, the outside is executed in a black texture.
Complete with oak wood Zeiss stand.