German Moller Wedel Tourix D.R.P. 6x22 Vintage Miniature Military Binoculars. Serial Number 10538. 1923-1925

£149.00
  • Model: Wedel Tourix 6x22 binoculars
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5Kgs
  • 1 Units in Stock

This is a pair of vintage German Wedel Tourix D.R.P. 6x22 military binoculars, with serial number 10538. The binoculars have 6x magnification and 22mm objective lens. Image focus is achieved by turning the focus knob at each eyepiece.

The binoculars have solid metal body and comes with original leather case. The binoculars are in good working condition. This item was made by J.D. Moeller Optical Works in Wedel, Germany, possibly during 1923-1925. 
 

Some main features:

  • Model: Wedel Tourix D.R.P. 6x22 (No. 10538)
  • Magnification: 6x
  • Objective lens diameter: 22mm
  • Eyepiece diameter: 9mm
  • Individual focus at each eyepiece
  • Close focus: 5m
  • Wide field of view: Estimate 6.8 deg = 120m/1000m; APFOV 42 deg
  • Exit Pupil: 3.66mm
  • Metal construction
  • Compact size: 105(W)* x 75(H) x 27(D) mm (*Note: 90mm wide when folded)
  • Lightweight: 290g
  • Full working condition
  • Comes with original hard leather case
  • IPD (Interpupillary Distance): these binoculars can accommodate users with IPD from 55mm up to 80mm
 
Note: This item is in very good working condition for its age, no chips or cracks on the internal / external lenses, and no mould on the internal lenses. The binoculars give a clear and focused image.
 
The original leather neck strap is missing and a new neck strap has been added to these binoculars.
 
Please view the photos below for more details.

 


 

Notes: J.D. Moeller Optical Works began the production of binoculars in the 1920's introducing the 3.5X15 Theatis in 1920 and both the 6X22 Tourix and 8X24 Turox in 1923. These lightweight compact binoculars were made possible by utilizing roof prism designs, the Theatis having Sprenger-Leman type prisms and the Tourix and Turox having Moller type prisms. During this period the company engaged in a legal battle with Zeiss over patent rights ending in 1925 with the formation of a new company, J.D. Moeller Optical Works GmdH whose stock was 52.5% owned by Zeiss which then began offering Moeller designs under their own name. Both the Zeiss Telita and Turita were influenced by the Moeller design. Moeller became independent of Zeiss in 1930 but did not manufacture binoculars again until 1950 - circa 1964.



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