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Field Binoculars - Rudolf Lang cased, Voightlander und Sohne binoculars

Article about: Gentlemen, Today I have a very rare treat to share. This common binocular set is one of only two items that I am aware of remaining in my family from my great uncle Grover Chronister's servi

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    Default Field Binoculars - Federn-, Draht- und Metallwarenfabrik, Havel cased, Voightlander und Sohne binoculars

    Gentlemen,

    Today I have a very rare treat to share. This common binocular set is one of only two items that I am aware of remaining in my family from my great uncle Grover Chronister's service in WW2. The story we were told is that he collected these items from fallen German soldiers on the battlefield. Sadly, I know little of his service. But, my brother didn't want to keep these and gave them to me. My grandmother brought this set, and a Gloria camera that I'm still hunting for but know is around the house somewhere, back from Grover's wifes funeral over two decades ago to give to me and my brother.

    I believe he had other items he sent home from the war, but the other side of the family took all of that according to my grandmother leaving only this and the camera. I don't know what happened to the rest of the items or what they were, but I assume they may have been sold off. Grover had no children, so it's uncertain if anyone would have had enough connection to him to hold onto them. But, I do have these little bits to pass on in the family as part of our legacy, and to ensure his service is not forgotten.

    Case - bakelite: Federn-, Draht- und Metallwarenfabrik, Havel
    Binoculars: Voightlander und Sohne

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    Last edited by rbminis; 08-06-2016 at 07:05 AM.
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    Nice little pair of Voightlanders! Are the optics clear?
    William

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    Crystal clear and fully functional. They're better binoculars than the $50 Simmons pair I bought about a year ago.
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    They made some damn fine Cameras as well...an old and excellent company.
    William

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