What is it?

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  1. twerppoet

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    Carl Zeiss Jena 12x60 binoculars, used on top of a German 4m stereoscopic rangefinder.

    I never did find a nice site with comprehensive info, just bits and pieces from people who have them for sale.
     
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    Correct,twerppoet.
    Was it the data plate on the binoculars which gave you the clue needed for solving the challenge?

    image-1466351091.jpgHere's a photo of the entire instrument.

    Your challenge awaits.
     
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    Partly. I couldn't read anything but the blc clearly. Binocular and blc turned up Carl Zeiss eventually and things started to come together then.
     
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    Ok, what does this do? That's all I'm going to ask because I have no idea what the model number, year, or anything else is; except horse power was obviously still common.

    IMG_5856.jpg

    That's the problem with my pictures. I've got some interesting ones, but I never tried to write down the important info to go with them.
     
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    It's a horse powered corn grinder.One horse power,of course.:)
     
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    Very good. I suppose the sign helped. ;)

    Your turn again. I'm off to bed soon, so I hope someone else jumps in.
     
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    I could tell it was a grinder of some kind.The sign told me what went into the grinder.
     
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    Ok,here's the next challenge.
    What,exactly,is it?Who made it?
    It's an optical device.

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    Here's another photo.

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    Here are more photos.

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    The rules are brief enough and clear,Scifan. Let's hope participants are trustworthy. The thread appears to have been well received. I will take part,hopefully.

    At least the thread is in my threads visited folder, and I don't need to activate your link :)
     
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    Here's another clue.

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    I already figured out they were small, based on the eyepieces being wider than the lenses; but still not having any luck. Even tried opera glasses with no luck (the wide eyepieces are more common there).

    Out of curiosity, can you find a web image of them with no more info than provided in the pictures (deduced or not)? Just want to know I've got a chance. ;)
     
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    I just tried a search based on what can be seen and deduced and found an auction for the same model of binoculars on the second page of the search results.
     
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    Here's another photo.

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