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Tomasz Wyżyński, Warsaw, Poland, Europe     (e-mail: towy@___.fm)



Binocular List #288:  29 Feb. 2004


Subject: Deutsche Optik

From: "Mike" <mike@___heoptik.com>

I'd like to announce the pending sale of Deutsche Optik to another firm.  The buyer is a high-end mail order concern based in Nevada, and they intend to concentrate more on new-made items under the Deutsche Optik brand than we have in the past.  The result is that many of our vintage optics, parts, and accessories will have to be sold off prior to the transaction closing.  Anyone interested in making a killer deal on same should plan to come out and see us in the next month or so.

Since your nascent binocular collectors group also includes so many long-time supporters of ours, I'd also like to donate several distinctive items to be auctioned off at the Tucson item next month.  Regrettably, I cannot attend, but my hope is that the proceeds can be used to further the group's development and goals.  In doing so, my heartfelt thanks and regards go out to those of you who helped make Deutsche Optik such a success.

s/ Mike Rivkin


Subject: Hunalex Paris

From: "Dan Weinstock" <weindan@___ter.rr.com>

Does anyone have any information about the manufacturer of  binoculars

marked "Hunalex-Paris"?  Are they French or German?

Thanks and best regards,


-Daniel Weinstock M.D.

Geneva, New York



Subject: Meeting in Tucson

The Viscount Hotel we're meeting at is not a budget operation (you don't get meeting rooms at a budget motel).  We certainly understand that some attendees won't be able to pay the $98. room rate at the Viscount.  Currently, 7 rooms are registered to BHS members.  (Peter Abrahams, Forrest Babcock, Nick Grossman, Jack Kelly, Steve Rohan, Tim Stevens, Gene Lucas).  This means the conference rooms will be $150 per day.  If we have 10 rooms registered to the BHS, then the conference rooms are free.  So, if you are undecided, please consider registering at the Viscount (and let me know).  You could even register there, keeping another room, and cancel the Viscount if we don't get 10 rooms.

If you have registered there & aren't on the list, please let me know.

We now have one person looking for someone to split a room.

If you have access to an LCD projector, a 'computer projector', to bring to the meeting, we need one.

Viscount Suite Hotel  1-800-527-9666;  520-745-6500.  4855 E. Broadway.  They have a gym & pool.

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