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Steve_M_M
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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888299 - 06/27/10 12:00 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

This next one is one of my favorites. SYW, Yamamoto. You know, I think this is where the Vixen employees went to.

These are on a lot of Mayflowers and many other brands. There must have been some stiff competition, or collaboration, between Yamamoto and Royal. You see a lot of scopes with the same brand as SYW or Royal, seemingly during the same time period.


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Steve_M_M
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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888303 - 06/27/10 12:02 AM Attachment (172 downloads)

One of my Mayflowers...

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Steve_M_M
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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888312 - 06/27/10 12:05 AM Attachment (148 downloads)

Circle V-Vixen. The crazy part is determine the reason or dating for Circle V vs Double Circle V vs No Circle V vs Whatever Circle V. That is for another discussion that I believe Bill Rose has covered.

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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888314 - 06/27/10 12:07 AM Attachment (156 downloads)

Now, a couple impostors. First Circle W. Anyone know where this comes from?

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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888316 - 06/27/10 12:08 AM Attachment (156 downloads)

And the, Diamond Z-Zanzutsu (sp?)

Circle Z is better than most anything you can buy today, but IMHO inferior to Royal, Yamamoto, Eikow, etc.


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888347 - 06/27/10 12:24 AM

This thread ought to be a Sticky too!

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Steve_M_M
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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888349 - 06/27/10 12:24 AM Attachment (145 downloads)

So, what am I missing? Showa is one, but that is a rare bird and I believe the actual optics were made by Hidaki. Goto says Goto and Nikon usually says Nikon or Nippon Kogaku.

Ahh yes, here's one...Star with Crescent moon-Nishimura

Edited by Steve_M_M (06/28/10 04:29 PM)


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888394 - 06/27/10 01:01 AM Attachment (166 downloads)

This may be off topic because I don't think this Japanese optical company made telescopes, only eyepieces. But it's such a cool logo!

It's the Saturn symbol with a G and C - the Gailand Company - which made the famous Galoc eyepieces.

Here's my 7mm Ortho and original box. I also have the original Telescopics Co. invoice from 1969.


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888488 - 06/27/10 03:16 AM

Steve,

Wow. Have you had an intimate connection with many (all?) of these labels over the years or ? What a great collection of fine opticals! Thanks for compiling and sharing.

other keith


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888489 - 06/27/10 03:16 AM

Re: Diamond-Z = Tanzutsu. Is Tanzutsu actually a company or did this just come from the Tanzutsu ("pistol") telescope sold by Jason in the 80's? Is there any other sourcing for this?

I found this thread from a few years ago. Anyone heard of U.R. Corporation?

Quote:

Diamond Z is mark of U.R.corporation.
http://www.ur-jp.com/index.html

U.R.corporation say below.

"We are gets high trust from customers through production of optics articles or the export of telescope or binoculars.
Above all, We supplied American three major brands as OEM in a field of a telescope, and the share boasts of the results to occupy the majority in America.
And we sold a lot of unique telescopes since the establishment of a business of 1965 domestically in a market."




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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: terrapin]
      #3888624 - 06/27/10 06:58 AM Attachment (133 downloads)

Awesome thread Steve! I agree - should be a sticky.

Here is an example of the Takahashi logo on the 8x50 finderscope on my Cave.


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: PiSigma]
      #3888626 - 06/27/10 07:00 AM Attachment (129 downloads)

Here's one I'm curious about. This is stamped on the handles of the case for my Sears 6344. Star with a crescent:

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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3888669 - 06/27/10 08:05 AM

Years ago the department store K-Mart sold Focal telescopes.

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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: PiSigma]
      #3888813 - 06/27/10 10:26 AM Attachment (159 downloads)

Thats Takahashi???? I wondered when I would figure that out Here is my 1965 Cave finder Also its on the 1965 Astrola 6mm Triplane eyepiece.

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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #3888828 - 06/27/10 10:35 AM Attachment (112 downloads)

Thanks Jon for the Info.... Steve you are a Clasaholic for sure. HOC seems to be the rare one. I sure like the optics in the hand signed 80mm I found... Steve thanks for putting the time in to posting this. Maybe it will become the big data base for these trademarks. I was getting sick of looking on Europa!!!
(aveman
1961 Mayflower HOC, Has a Brass lens cell and hand signed under the finder. Condition as new....


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #3889474 - 06/27/10 05:00 PM Attachment (152 downloads)

Here is one Keith just posted.

Hiroki (Galakuma) in Japan believes this is also Takahashi. Further research is being done.

Edited by Steve_M_M (06/28/10 10:34 AM)


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3889511 - 06/27/10 05:24 PM

Quote:

Here is one Keith just posted. Hopefully we can get some answers on Circle M, -, and this one....




Looks like the symbol for Infinity to me


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Datapanic]
      #3889977 - 06/27/10 10:37 PM

Oops! Wrong thread!

Edited by tim53 (06/27/10 10:37 PM)


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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #3890012 - 06/27/10 11:00 PM

Quote:

I will get to the Royals later....

APL-Apollo Labs or Apollo Business and Industry-Mostly on Bushnell and Mayflower brands, Did show up on a Jason Saturn.




....and on my 10x70 Celestron Finder






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Re: The Comprehensive List of Japanese Symbols new [Re: JamesE]
      #3890054 - 06/27/10 11:34 PM Attachment (106 downloads)

It's important to note that telescope company's did switch manufacturers from time to time and they may use different manufacturers for different models. Earlier in this thread, Steve posted a picture of his 76mm Mayflower made by SYW. Here is a picture of a 60mm Mayflower I had that was made by APL:

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