Field Glasses


Brass field glasses with dark leather on the two barrels. The objective lenses are 5 cm diameter. Both eye cups are marked “MARCHAND * PARIS.” The left eye tube is marked “DAY & NIGHT” and the right one is marked “U.S. SIGNAL / SERVICE.” The words "MADE IN FRANCE" are stamped on the back side of the cross piece at the eye end. The carrying case is hard leather.

Marchand field glasses were sold by several American firms during the first quarter of the 20th century. This example may have been used by U.S. forces in Europe in World War I.

Date Made: ca 1900-1925

Maker: Marchand

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

Subject: World War I


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Credit Line: J. Gordon Smith

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0238.01Catalog Number: 1998.0238.01Accession Number: 1998.0238

Object Name: binoculars

Measurements: closed: 6 cm x 13 cm x 15 cm; 2 3/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 29/32 inoverall in case: 6 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 2 13/16 in; 15.875 cm x 16.1925 cm x 7.14375 cm


Record Id: nmah_1184561

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