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Bausch & Lomb Prism Stereo 6x Type EE WW1 Binoculars from 1916
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For the collector /enthusiast - Bausch & Lomb Prism Stereo 6x Type EE 1916


Type EE.  Issued by 1916, Porro prism,magnification 6.

Standard army issue was 6 power, prismatic, individual focus, with a field of 150 yards at 1000 yards.

Fully functional but obviously the cosmetic condition of these binoculars reflects the fact that they have been through at least 1 world war and are due to approach true antique status of 100 years shortly.


At the onset of WWI, the Signal Corps was responsible fordistributing binoculars to the Army. They were issued to non-commissioned officers and sold at cost to commissioned officers who were engaged in combat. 

It became clear that many thousands would be needed, but at the time U.S. manufacturing capacity was far smaller and used German and other European glass.  In1914, the U.S. imported $641,000 worth of optical glass, and in 1915, almost none was imported.  Thus, in late 1914, production of optical glass was developed at Bausch & Lomb and others, assisted by the U.S. Bureau of Standards and the Carnegie Institute's geophysical laboratory. B & L's connection with Zeiss was dissolved in 1915, when B & L began manufacture of binoculars for the British, French, and Russian governments.


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