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Te mar by swift 8x30 Binoculars’s 11018 Japan (1 Viewer)

Hi to those that know.. I got these binoculars at a car boot and wanted to know the date they could have been manufactured? Would they have possibly been used in the war as you can see by the photos the case is very worn and damaged .. I’ve seen a pair with a serial number that is over 8k more than mine on eBay very good condition for £17.. but I’m more interested in thier history as I want to gift to my son for his birthday.
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Hi and welcome.

Maybe 1960s.

I think coated optics.

Tecnar was a low priced Swift binocular.

The main thing is whether the binocular is well aligned for your son and doesn't give double images.

Also if internally clean and fungus free.



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Here is a bit of history posted by Elkclub back on 10/5/15 to another member on 10x50's.

"Your 10x50 "TecnaR" binoculars were marketed by Pyser-Britex (Swift) Ltd., who were the sole U.K. agents for Swift Instruments Inc. in the mid-1960s. They were an economy range, Zeiss style, center focus instrument that originally came with a black pigskin case. In all, there were eight different TecnaR models, the largest being a 20x50."

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