Optical Apparatus

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Description
This set of four glass lenses (two convex and two concave), each mounted on a brass stand, was purchased for the U.S. Military Academy in 1829. The “Lerebours à Paris” signature on each stand refers to Noël Jean Lerebours (1761-1840), a prominent French optician and instrument maker.
Ref: Lerebours et Secretan, Catalogue et Prix des Instruments (Paris, 1853), p. 32.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1829
maker
Lerebours
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in; 34.29 cm
overall; each: 13 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 12.065 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
PH.315658
catalog number
315658
accession number
217544
Credit Line
U.S. Military Academy
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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