Bruder Teiner Field Glasses

Description
This is a brass instrument with black leather covering the barrels. It has a center focus. The objective lenses are 45 mm in diameter. The length is 93 mm (closed). The “BRUDER TEINER CARLSBAD” signature on the eyecups refers to a firm that was in business in the second half of the nineteenth century, and that was associated with Josef Teiner (fl. 1860-1890), a man known largely as a mineral collector. Carlsbad, a famous spa town in Bohemia, is now Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.
Given to the Smithsonian by Mrs. Leonard Wood, these glasses were probably used by her husband, the eminent army physician.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
binoculars
field glasses
date made
ca 1880
user
Wood, Leonard
maker
Bruder Teiner
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 6 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
Česká Republika: Západočeský, Karlovy Vary
ID Number
AF*36018
accession number
105588
catalog number
36018
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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