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I took the photo on my kids play table which has a Smarties table cloth.

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Paulboll

Looking for ID of these Binoculars were they used in ww1 ?

Hope someone can can help, i have a per of Binoculars Jumelle Marine binoculars, AFA Paris, i thought they could be WW1 military
Binoculars ?. someone is selling a per of these as WW1 French Airforce Binoculars.

any help would be great.

Paul

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Paulboll

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Paulboll

I found this, The Binoculars are Lemaire Fabt Paris The binoculars are marked with a small bees logo on each eyepiece see photos which was a trade mark of Lemaire Fabt.

( found another pair Aero Club London Paris Binoculars in case stamped R.F.A Paris )

The Lemaire Fabt firm started up in 1846 in Paris, rue Oberkampf. 22 & 26 by Armand Lemaire.

They produced a variety of optical apparatus including binoculars. The French term for binoculars is 'jumelles' or twin girls. marine =Navy

The Lemaire firm worked until 1955.Lemaire exported his goods all over the world.

Armand Lemaire died in 1885 and his son in law Jean Baptiste Baille took over the running of the firm now called the Baille Lemaire group.

also

( By Lemaire Fabi of Paris) Jumelle Marine Binoculars, Circa 1880/1900s .

Marks - Cast to the Vulcanite eyepieces with Jumelle Marine which translated from French is Navy Binoculars

A short history on the Royal Aero Club

Initially confined to ballooning, when heavier-than-air flight arrived, the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom embraced it with alacrity. The Club established its first flying ground at Muswell Manor near Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey in 1909. Early contacts with the Wright brothers in America by Charles Rolls and the redoubtable Short brothers, balloon makers to the Club, led to the latter acquiring a Wright license and laying down the first aircraft production line in the world, at Leysdown, moving the next year to Eastchurch.

The influence of the Club in those early days cannot be over-emphasised. Its members included - and trained - most military pilots up to 1915,

when military schools took over.

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Guest

Hi everyone,

 

I have some binoculars here, but for the life of me I can’t find any information about them whatsoever.

 

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After a quick Google for the name (Pinto & Issaverdens) that appears on them, I haven’t been able to trace anything back to these bino’s. 

 

Any ideas or info greatly appreciated.

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I aquired a pair of Colmont Periscope binoculars recently and I can't find out much about them.  I see that Colmont was a French company that made a lot of opera and field binoculars during the early 1900s and made many for use during the war. I have not found any other Periscope binoculars made buy thiscompany at all.  They are marked Colmont Jumelles Paris  12x C gne 15332. They are solid brass with some nickel plating.  Does anyone have any insite on these?

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GUINCAGGIO

Hello

 

Your binoculars were built at the end of 1917 and belong to a serial of 75 periscopic binoculars. Number 15301 to 15375.  Normaly, the micrometer on the right ocular is engraved in ''millieme''. It was delivered by the manufacturer with sunshades and yellow filters.

 

 

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EIL

I acquired 2 pairs of binoculars, one simply states Military Navy & the word France , the second states The Aero club London & Paris. Any idea when where & by whom thesebinoculars1.pdf binoculars were made

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astronomer10
Hello,
 
I am an amateur astronomer since the 1970s, also a History buff.
Used 50 to 100mm modern binos for sky views and daytime terrestrial views.
 
 
I have a question about 100 year old galilean binos....
I would like to ask you, for the galilean antiques 1890s to 1910s,
who made the best optics?
 
LEMAIRE  PARIS   or  CORNELIUS KNUDSEN DENMARK   or  LINDSTROM GERMANY ?
All 3 about equal in terms of optical quality, unvignetted field of view ( in some cases the eyepieces
had too many baffles and reduced field of view) , lens polishing ?
 
There are several on sale online around, made by all  3 makers,  with about 45-60mm diameter front lenses........
and i have a 45mm diameter front lenses Lemaire made for UK army WW1..marked with
the "crows feet"  triangle ( Brit war symbol).  Looking to expand collection of WW1 era binos....
 
Your opinion would be GREATLY LOVED!!!!
 
Much obliged,
 
EDOARDO HILLYER
USA
cell 702 285 4006
 

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MikB
20 hours ago, astronomer10 said:
Hello,
 
...
 
There are several on sale online around, made by all  3 makers,  with about 45-60mm diameter front lenses........
and i have a 45mm diameter front lenses Lemaire made for UK army WW1..marked with
the "crows feet"  triangle ( Brit war symbol).  Looking to expand collection of WW1 era binos....
 
...
 
EDOARDO HILLYER
USA
cell 702 285 4006
 

 

I don't have detailed technical knowledge of the quality of these lenses, but I'd expect them to be quite similar to each other and probably of marginal astronomical quality at best. They'd not normally be expected to handle magnifications above 5x, and usually less.

 

There was a serious shortage of 'optical munitions' in the British army early in WW1, and this led to purchase, donation and other adoption of large numbers of civilian field glasses and telescopes for military use. There was an attempt at a grading system, with an engraved 'S.3' denoting high-grade Galileans, 'S.4' second grade, and 'S.5' third grade glasses of either Galilean or prismatic type. I think all the graded Lemaires I've seen have been S.3s. If they also carry an 'MG' (Ministere de la Guerre) marking, that's the French equivalent of the British War Office broad arrow.

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starckers

On the subject of WW1 Binoculars, Has anyone any knowledge of N & S Paris binoculars Ultim-Lux 1570. Guess they were made in France for the UK Forces in WW1?

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MikB
On 13/02/2020 at 11:13, starckers said:

On the subject of WW1 Binoculars, Has anyone any knowledge of N & S Paris binoculars Ultim-Lux 1570. Guess they were made in France for the UK Forces in WW1?

 

I don't know that model, but if they were, they'd be marked up with a Broad Arrow and a 'S'(pecial) grade, and most likely with the French 'MG' as well.

 

Without the markings they could still be a private purchase used in the war by British or French personnel.

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