The objective lenses of the large instrument are 50 mm diameter. The barrels are covered with black leather. The eye end of the left prism housing is marked “7 x 50” and the right one is marked “BINOCULAR, M17 / STOCK 7578344.” The center post is marked “No. 54204.” There is a brown leather case. These were probably made for the U.S. Military, for use during World War II.

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Optics


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ZZ.RSN79862W44

Object Name: binoculars setprism binoculars

Measurements: overall, case: 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 21.59 cm x 11.43 cm


Record Id: nmah_1436478

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