Opera Glass, Monocular

This is a brass instrument with four draw tubes, and ivory around the eyepiece, objective lens and outer tube. The innermost tube is marked “RUBERGALL / London.” The objective lens is achromatic and 1.25 inches diameter. The length overall is 2 inches closed, and 4.5 inches extended.
Thomas Rubergall (fl. 1802–1854) was a mathematical, optical and philosophical instrument maker in London.
Currently not on view
Object Name
monocular opera glass
Rubergall, Thomas
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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catalog number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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