Binoculars recovered in '94


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David C:

Actually binoculars were recovered by RMSTI/IFREMER on the '94 Expedition (SEE: Explorers of the Titanic, Lindsy)

Matt Tulloch was so kind to forward a scan of him holding them above a conservatory tray aboard the NADIR.

I don't imagine they had F. Fleet's finger prints on them :-(

Michael Cundiff
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Arun Vajpey

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Would these be David Blair's binoculars? I would be interested in knowing the make/model and how much they could have cost at the time. I have read that high quality optical instruments were relatively very expensive back then.
 

Dave Gittins

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I have an ad for binoculars of the period. Prism binoculars, much like those sold today, cost £7-10 for 6x and £9 for 12x. Night glasses cost £3-15 because they were relatively crude Galilean glasses that only magnified 3x or 4x. The glasses recovered were night glasses. I don't know if they were engraved with the name of the owner, as was common.
 

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