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Riggs & Bro US Navy Binoculars Neptune 8X Philadelphia France Antique Nautical

Antique Riggs & Brother Philadelphia US Navy leather wrapped brass binoculars have several marks as follows:

  • Riggs & Bro. Philadelphia
  • Eyepieces are marked: Neptune.
  • US Navy 17497 - on cylinder which can be seen when eye shades are pulled out.
  • Power 8 Times
  • Made in France
  • They are in good operational condition with clear viewing.
  • Central focusing knob adjustment.
  • Full cylinder pull-out eye shades.
  • Side lugs for attaching a strap.
  • Binoculars are brass with sewn leather wrappings... some stitching has come undone, small spots where leather is cracking.
  • Eye pieces are an unknown material, possibly horn, gutta percha, or other similar antique material. They are translucent at edges where there are some chipped and missing bits; also a crack.
  • Fixed width is 5.25". The length is 5.75" with eyepieces all the way in and shades not employed; 7" long when eyepieces are all the way out; 8-3/8" when both eyepieces and shades are all the way out.
  • Comes with bottom section of old leather case; the lid is long gone.
  • Purchased from an estate sale.

Price $45.00    Shipping $12.99 -Will Ship United States Lower 48 States Only

Riggs & Bro US Navy Binoculars Neptune 8X Philadelphia France Antique Nautical

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