Opera Glasses

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman Perlov

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