Audemair Field Glasses

Description
This is a brass instrument with central focus that was probably used by the U.S. Signal Service, perhaps as early as the 1870s. The objective lenses are 55 mm diameter. The length is 16 cm (closed). The optics are good. Each eyecup is marked “AUDEMAIR PARIS” with a logo representing a stag’s head. The brace at the eye end is marked “U.S. SIGNAL.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
field glasses
binoculars
maker
Audemair
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 5 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 12.7 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
AF*78131M
catalog number
78131M
317849.01
accession number
317849
subject
Military
Optics
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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