Check out this great vintage optical! These binoculars first appeared in a Carl Zeiss catalog in 1938 as a “special construction.” The 10 x 80 power and 80 degree incline of the oculars made these binoculars almost exclusively used for sky observation. The angle of the oculars also allowed for the observer to wear either a helmet or a gas mask for increased protection on the battlefield.
These binoculars are marked with the Carl Zeiss, Jena maker’s code, “eug,” and also feature the top secret T-Coated lenses. Only Carl Zeiss, Jena, and Optische Präzisions Werke, Warschau, (also under Carl Zeiss leadership), manufactured the 10 x 80 80 degree angled German binoculars.