Opera Glasses


The frame is gilt metal. The barrels and eyepieces are covered with mother of pearl, as is the center wheel that adjusts the focus. The objective lenses are 28 mm diameter and the optics are very good. The carrying case is black leather lined with red silk.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Jane and Mary Henle

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.336800Catalog Number: 336800Accession Number: 1978.2216

Object Name: Opera Glasses

Measurements: closed: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 6.985 cmoverall in case: 3 1/8 in x 4 9/16 in x 2 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 11.58875 cm x 5.3975 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1456698

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