Opera Glasses

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Description
Each eyecup of this instrument is marked “BARDOU & SON * PARIS.” The objective lenses are 40 mm diameter. The frame is brass. The barrels are brass covered with black leather. A center wheel adjusts the focus. The carrying case is black leather with a red silk lining.
The Bardou firm was established in 1818, and trading as Bardou & Son by 1876.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
late 19th century
maker
Bardou
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
closed: 2 in x 4 7/16 in x 3 in; 5.08 cm x 11.2776 cm x 7.62 cm
overall in case: 4 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 13.335 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
PH.336808
catalog number
336808
accession number
1978.2216
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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