Optical Apparatus

This is a set of four glass lenses (two convex and two concave), each mounted on a brass stand, that 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
optical apparatus
date made
ca 1829
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in; 34.29 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
U.S. Military Academy

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