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Japanese Warship Binoculars Translation

Article about: I have these Japanese Warship Binoculars. I am endeavoring to translate the Japanese writing on the original box

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    I have these Japanese Warship Binoculars. I am endeavoring to translate the Japanese writing on the original boxClick image for larger version. 

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    Hello and Welcome,

    Without seeing more of the binos accurate value is hard to establish. I believe the kanji are upside down so I will flip the photo.

    Regards,
    Stu
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    Hi Ian,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Nice pair of IJN Bino!

    Here are the translations (from left to right):

    八糎双眼望遠鏡- 8cm Binoculars

    航海員主管- Managed by Navigator Crews

    格納筐- Storage Case

    㐧204号- No. 204

    Can't make out the right characters.

    昭和十九年?月 - Shouwa 19 (1944) ? month

    豊廠光學部製造 - Manufactured by Toyokawa Naval Aresenal Optics Department

    Hope they help.

    Regards,
    Taka

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    All these years of me lurking around here I've never worked out how ya generate a voter poll!!!
    Regards
    René

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    Welcome to the Forum. You have a very nice set of Jaapanese optics. Having the storage case is icing on the cake. Thanks for posting these.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    I agree, a very nice set. I can see that more might be needed to evaluate the full worth of the set: optics not cloudy, no damage, etc., but the way it looks now and the prices these fetch on ebay at this time, I am confident that you could go north of $1000 fairly easily.


    Tom

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    Thank you for that you have helped enormously, I have put these binoculars up for sale on ebay hoping to find a home for them with someone who will appreciate them more than me. Type 91 Director 8 CM Naval Binoculars Imperial Japanese Cruiser Destroyer | eBay

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    FYI ... I see they sold for 2850 Australian dollars which at this time is roughly equivalent to 2555 USD.

    Regards,
    Stu

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