Optical Apparatus

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
Object Name
optical apparatus
date made
ca 1829
maker
Lerebours
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
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
PH*315658
catalog number
315658
accession number
217544
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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