Compact Folding Pocket Binoculars

A pair of Japanese, compact, pocket-size folding binoculars made by King. Second-hand.
Availability: Out of stock.
Stock ID: 377

What's for sale?

This is a pair of Japanese, folding, pocket-size binoculars in a snap-shut, clam-shell case. They were marketed as opera glasses or field glasses for outdoor events. 

The hard metal case has a crisp, sprung, shutting mechanism which protects them and makes them easy to handle.

Magnification is x 2.5, which is not good enough for Coastguard use but still useful, considering their compact size. We use these ourselves for garden bird spotting and they take up no more room in a glovebox or bag than a phone or pair of sunglasses. They also look great.

Who made them?

They're Japanese, sold under the name King and were probably made during the 1960s. They're marked:

  • KING
  • 2.5 X

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In very good condition
  • No dents, just some scratches here and there
  • The lenses are clean and vision through them is very good 

What are the measurements?

  • 11cm length
  • 6cm width
  • 2cm height 
  • 121 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
PeriodLate 20th century (1950-1999)
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