These Emil Busch binoculars, circa 1940s, were originally produced for the German forces. The 45 degree angle is one of the most comfortable angles to help an observer sustain for extended watches, and also the most versatile for both land and air observation.
These binoculars have been expertly hand polished to illuminate their original finish, and our optics technician has inspected all lenses, so that we may fully guarantee their functionality.
These German 10 x 80 binoculars display the Emil Busch wartime maker’s code of CXN. Constructed circa 1940, these pristine optics boast a compact size, perfect for scouring the skies, wearing of enemy fire. Oculars are inclined to a 45 degree angle to decrease the fatigue of long watches, and marked with serial number 80443.
The groundwork for the company began in the late 1700s when Johann Heinrich August Duncker began making optical instruments. His son Eduard took over the company in 1920, and Eduard, having no children, sent his nephew Emil Busch to apprentice in optics in Berlin.
For many decades, Busch and Zeiss were the main suppliers of glass in Germany and surrounding areas, known for making such high quality products. Unfortunately, after the Busch company produced many fine optics for the war, its fate was to become a casualty of World War II.