Opera Glasses

Description
Each eyecup is marked “SPORTIERE * PARIS *” and the words “MADE IN FRANCE” appear on the back side of the crosspiece at the eye end. The objective lenses are about 30 mm diameter. The barrels are covered with celluloid.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 3 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
2006.0098.1656
catalog number
2006.0098.1656
accession number
2006.0098
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Science & Mathematics
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman Perlov

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