Bertier opera glasses marked M. P. Jenks'sMeadville, PA.

Description
This is a brass instrument with pearl on the barrels, eyecups, and center focus. The objective lenses are 30 mm in diameter. The length is 6 cm closed. One eyecup is marked “M. P. JENKS / MEADVILLE PA.” The other is marked “M. BERTIER FABT / PARIS.”
According to a notice in The Jewelers’ Circular for 1893, M. P. Jenks’ store was sold at auction. Bertier has not yet been identified.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1900-1924
maker
M. Bertier
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
shell, mother-of-pearl (overall material)
glass (overall material)
ID Number
CS*046010A
catalog number
046010A
accession number
177182
Credit Line
Gift of Gertrude Parker
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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