Opera Glasses

Description
Each eyecup is marked “COLMONT FABT * PARIS.” The objective lenses are 30 mm diameter. The frame is black metal. The barrels are covered with black leather. A center wheel adjusts the focus. The carrying case is black leather.
Colmont was in business in Paris by the 1880s and still there in the 1950s. Americans could buy Colmont instruments from Sears, Roebuck & Co. and other major firms.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
maker
Colmont
Measurements
closed: 2 13/16 in x 4 3/16 in; 7.1374 cm x 10.6426 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
PH*336809
catalog number
336809
accession number
1978.2216
subject
Science & Mathematics
Optics
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle

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