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Old Sunday 8th January 2012, 01:45   #1
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Help Identifying binoculars (pics)

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I bought some binoculars from a garage sale and I can't seem to find them anywhere to id them. They look old to me and have germany written on the wheel and someones name I think. If someone could check the pictures out and let me know if they know anything about them, I would appreciate it greatly.

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Old Sunday 8th January 2012, 14:00   #2
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Hi,

I bought some binoculars from a garage sale and I can't seem to find them anywhere to id them. They look old to me and have germany written on the wheel and someones name I think. If someone could check the pictures out and let me know if they know anything about them, I would appreciate it greatly.

http://picturehosting.com/images/cmr3/1.jpg

http://picturehosting.com/images/cmr3/2.jpg

http://picturehosting.com/images/cmr3/4.jpg
Dr. Teiss is a brand name. Wow, IPD is definitely not adjustable! Do these have Galilean-type optics (like opera glasses), which are more forgiving of pupil alignment than current bins?

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Yes, they do look like Galilean (non-prismatic) binoculars. No IPD adjustment but sort of an interesting internal center focus design. Their magnification is probably somewhere around 2.5 - 4X. They are not military but definitely have a military look to them. The marking "08" is interesting and I believe is a reference to the German Army Feldglas 08, the standard German infantry binocular during WW I. Like this one it was a Galilean binocular and finished in a dark green crinkle paint just like this one. My guess is it was made in the 1920's and marketed as an inexpensive binocular for those who wanted a robust military type compact binocular for outdoor use. Could even have been made in the years shortly before WW I too.
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Dr. Teiss is a brand name. Wow, IPD is definitely not adjustable! Do these have Galilean-type optics (like opera glasses), which are more forgiving of pupil alignment than current bins?

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I don't know to much about binoculars to be honest. I'll look up the terms you are talking about though so I can figure it out. This is the first pair of binoculars I have ever owned in my life. I went to a garage sale and picked them out of a toy box and I asked asked how much for these, the Dad said 10 bucks and the son ( around 35 years old) said dad those are toy binoculars and dad replied 1 dollar its yours. I could tell it wasn't a toy just because of the material that it was made of and the weight .
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Yes, they do look like Galilean (non-prismatic) binoculars. No IPD adjustment but sort of an interesting internal center focus design. Their magnification is probably somewhere around 2.5 - 4X. They are not military but definitely have a military look to them. The marking "08" is interesting and I believe is a reference to the German Army Feldglas 08, the standard German infantry binocular during WW I. Like this one it was a Galilean binocular and finished in a dark green crinkle paint just like this one. My guess is it was made in the 1920's and marketed as an inexpensive binocular for those who wanted a robust military type compact binocular for outdoor use. Could even have been made in the years shortly before WW I too.
Thanks for all the valuable information! Let me know if anyone knows anything else about them. Anyone know how much they could be worth?

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The only other binocular I have seen from Dr. Teiss is a 4x23 opera glass.

This was also finished in th same green crackle paint.

An American company called Hudson Sporting Goods lists Dr. Teiss binoculars in a catalogue from c1917 so I should imagine this is the sort of time frame when they were in production.
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The only other binocular I have seen from Dr. Teiss is a 4x23 opera glass.

This was also finished in th same green crackle paint.

An American company called Hudson Sporting Goods lists Dr. Teiss binoculars in a catalogue from c1917 so I should imagine this is the sort of time frame when they were in production.
Yes, I haven't been able to fined to much on that brand. The only picture I was able to find is of a Dr. Teiss similar to mine (different model), it's just wider and painted differently. Seems like they both work the same though, Picture is below.

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Yup........... that is the same picture of the only other one I have seen.

I seem to remember that the owner tried every avenue on the net and got absolutely no answers as to where and by who it was made.
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