JOHN BLISS & CO.
MARINE GLASS (binoculars)
for day use
Signed "John Bliss & Co.
New York" on eyepiece bezels, but has "Made in France"
on cross bar.
The objective lenses are 50mm in
diameter, and I estimate magnification to be 4 or 5 power.
No case or strap, but in excellent
condition. All black with black Morocco leather grips.
The 1909 catalog of John Bliss &
Co. lists these as primarily for day use, but satisfactory for
day/night use as well (they sold a separate pair of night glasses).
These sold for $10.00, $18.00, or
$23.00 depending on the quality of the leather, the choices being"Best
Ordinary", "Superior Quality", or "Highest
By Bardou of Paris, perhaps? The company
sold telescopes by Bardou.
Inscribed inside the extendable
I believe A.Y.C. is the American Yacht Club, Rye, New York and assume "Nancy" is a boat. Unfortunately, the American Yacht Club had a fire that destroyed records from this period.
"A.Y.C. Ladies Prize
"Presented by H. L. Gielow
Text and eyepiece picture copyright Norman Bliss 2002. Top
& bottom pictures courtesy Kenneth Lint.
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