140) A very nice pair of Canadian made 7X50 binoculars buy REL. the outside is good with minor surface loss to the grips but mostly excellent. The metalwork is good with original finish and just surface wear to the edges etc. they are nicely marked and dated 1945. the focuses work well. The optics are in perfect clear pristine condition, these are the best we have ever seen with not even a spec of dust or dirt. The neck strap is by the Hood Rubber Company and dated 1942. it is excellent. the case is the original and again by the Hood Rubber Company. it is mostly excellent but the rear top hinge attachment has pulled away from its fixings (see photos) these have not broken and it may be possible to stretch the rubber back around them somehow? the bottom section is good and firm. The inside of the lid has a small pouch which still contains its original tool to aid gas filling? of the binoculars.