WORLDKINGS – On This Day – August 31, 2021 - Tower Optical Company patented coin controlled binoculars in 1934

31-08-2021

(Worldkings.org) On January 31, 1934, Tower Optical Company patented coin controlled binoculars.

Tower Optical Company, Inc. is a small, Norwalk, Connecticut-based company which has manufactured a binocular tower viewer used at major tourist sites in the United States and Canada since 1932. The company's large, silver-colored devices are used at Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building and other locations.

 

 

Tower Optical Company’s binoculars have been used on major tourist sites in the United States and Canada since 1930s. Only about 35 of the viewers are manufactured each year, but several thousand are maintained by the company.

 

 

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