Marchand Field Glasses

Description
This is a brass instrument with central focus, and leather covering the barrels. The objective lenses are 50 mm diameter. The length is 14 cm (closed). The optics are good. Each eyecup is marked “MARCHAND * PARIS *.” The words “MADE IN FRANCE” appear on the cross piece at the eye end.
Marchand field glasses were sold by several American firms during the first quarter of the 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
field glasses
binoculars
maker
Marchand
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 6 in x 3 in; 20.32 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
1980.0661.01
catalog number
1980.0661.01
accession number
1980.0661
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

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.