Opera Glasses

The frame is gilt metal. The barrels and eyepieces are covered with mother of pearl, as is the center wheel that adjusts the focus. The objective lenses are 28 mm diameter and the optics are very good. The carrying case is black leather lined with red silk.
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
closed: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle

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