American Made Binoculars, Spotting Scopes & Telescopes
You might be asking yourself if any optical instruments are still made in America?, well the answer is yes, and we've put together a list of manufacturers & brands, which includes large corporations and small companies.
The list includes 5 companies that make some of the best sport & hobby binoculars, range & spotting scopes, terrestrial and astronomical telescopes, and more.
Although none of the companies in this list make optical devices that are 100% made the in USA, they all are either engineered and/or assembled in America.
There are also a few details about the manufacturers, where their factories are located, and also affiliate links to retailers where you can get the latest prices, shipping costs, customer reviews, special offers & more, if available.
The Leupold Gold Ring® spotting scope lets you reach out to long distances with the brightness, contrast, and resolution you demand; all in a lightweight package. And like all Leupold® spotting scopes, it's guaranteed for life. The lens systems are designed at Leupold, by American optical engineers in their state-of -the-art optics labs.
All Leupold Gold Ring spotting scopes are designed, machined, and assembled in the USA using domestic and globally sourced components.
14400 NW Greenbrier Pkwy
Their award-winning binocular line-up is designed to compete with the world's best performing binoculars. No matter which model you select, Maven binoculars deliver superior low-light performance, tack-sharp edge-to-edge clarity, generous depth of field, silky focus, and are built to withstand any situation you find yourself in. And, with our lifetime warranty and direct-to-consumer/no retail-markup business model, you can rest assured you’ll be getting the best binocular for your buck.
Maven S series spotting scopes and B series binoculars are assembled in the USA using globally sourced components.
3451 Main St Ste 109
In 1960, SeeCoast produced their first coin operated viewer. Today, you will find SeeCoast observation viewers in towers, observation decks, scenic overlooks, ships, parks, nature preserves, refuges, and other attractions around the world.
Seecoast viewers are designed and assembled in the USA using domestic and globally sourced components.
744 Middle Street
Where innovation and craftsmanship bring the wonders of nature closer, and sharper than you've ever imagined.
Tele Vue Optics, Inc. has been producing telescopes for terrestrial and astronomical use since 1985. From the lightweight, 60mm-aperture Tele Vue 60 APO model to the Tele Vue 85 APO - rated tops for optics by the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
Tele Vue telescopes and other optics are designed and assembled in the USA using domestic and globally sourced components.
32 Elkay Dr.
Webster Telescopes specializes in Dobsonian Telescopes from 22 inches to 1 meter in Aperture, GOTO, Mirrors, Parts and Accessories.
Having a giant telescope would only be half the fun if you could not take it with you. Their telescopes were designed right from the start to break down into an easily transportable unit. Their users report that they can set up a Webster Telescope in 10 minutes, all by themselves. You will be aligned and viewing while the other guys are still leveling their tripods.
Webster Dobsonian telescopes are deigned and assembled in the USA using domestic and globally sourced components.
27843 Ford Road
Any product that is produced using any amount of labor, materials, engineering and/or intellectual property that is sourced from here in the US, we then would consider that item to be, at least in part made here in America, no matter where the final assembly takes place. Below is our own 'grading system' we used to rate the above brands.
Any brands marked with a gold star (100% value) shows that some (or maybe all) of their products are made in the USA using virtually all domestic sourced materials & labor.
A silver star (75% value) shows their products are assembled in America using domestic labor and a mix (of any proportion) of both domestic and imported parts.
A bronze star (50% value) shows that their products are assembled in the U.S. using all imported parts.
An 'empty star' (25% value) indicates that the product is designed or engineered in the US, and/or some of the parts have been produced here, but are sent elsewhere to be assembled into a final product.
Overall the above 5 Optical Instrument brands scored a combined rating of 'Made in America'.
The manufacturers on this page might produce the same type of appliances in other countries as well. Many businesses alter their brand names, manufacturing practices or product designs with little or no notice, so if you still have questions to their origins, we suggest contacting the manufacturer directly.
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