Field Glasses

Description
This is a black metal instrument. The objective lenses are 31 mm diameter. The “BUSCH Jena Special” signature on the crossbar indicates that this was made by the Busch instrument firm in Rathenow, Germany, and that the optical elements were made from glass made in Jena. The case is dark leather lined with dark blue velvet.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
early 20th century
maker
Busch, Emil
place made
Deutschland: Brandenburg, Rathenow
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 11/16 in; 4.1275 cm x 10.4775 cm x 9.36625 cm
ID Number
PH.336786
catalog number
336786
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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