Field Glasses

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
field glasses
date made
early 20th century
Busch, Emil
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
place made
Deutschland: Brandenburg, Rathenow
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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