Opera Glasses

These glasses fold flat to fit in purse or pocket. The eye plate and lens plate are nickel-plated. The objective lenses are about 3.8 inches diameter. The hard cover is brown. The form seems to have been introduced around 1900.
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
closed: 4 15/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 7/16 in; 12.5476 cm x 13.97 cm x 3.6576 cm
ID Number
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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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