This is a pair of vintage WW1 Aitchison London The Maxa 8×26 military binoculars. The binoculars have 8x magnification and 26mm objective lenses. Image focus is achieved by turning the central focusing wheel and balanced at right eyepiece. The binoculars have solid metal body and it’s in good condition. This item was possibly produced in early 1900s.
Some Main Features:
Model: Aitchison London The Maxa 8×26
- Marked under the eyepiece bridge: Made in France
Objective lens diameter: 26mm
Eyepiece diameter: 11mm in diameter
Central focusing wheel
- Fine focus adjustment at right eyepiece
Solid metal construction
Size: 140(W) x 115(H) x 43(D) mm
Full working condition
IPD (Interpupillary Distance): these binoculars can accommodate users with IPD from 55mm up to 72mm
Includes: original leather case and leather straps.
Most parts of leather armouring of the binocular body have come off.
A metal plate mounted inside the case lid to show: “Presented to: J.H. Smith by the Employees & Staff of W. Sisson & Co. Ltd. Gloucester, Sept. 1926”.
This item is in good working condition for its age, no chips or cracks on the internal / external lenses. Wear and tear appropriate with age. These binoculars give a clear image.
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