Opera Glasses

Description
This is a gold-plated brass instrument with black bakelite handle. The barrels are in part filigreed, and in part covered with simulated tortoise shell. The objective lenses are 24 mm diameter. The words “PAR BREVETE D’INVENTION ET DE PERFECMENT *” appear around each eyepiece. The case is red cardboard lined with silk.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
date made
late 19th century
Measurements
overall: 43 cm; 16 15/16 in
place made
France
ID Number
PH*336790
catalog number
336790
accession number
1978.2216
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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