Opera Glasses

Description:

Each eyecup is marked “COLMONT FABT * PARIS.” The objective lenses are 30 mm diameter. The frame is black metal. The barrels are covered with black leather. A center wheel adjusts the focus. The carrying case is black leather.

Colmont was in business in Paris by the 1880s and still there in the 1950s. Americans could buy Colmont instruments from Sears, Roebuck & Co. and other major firms.

Maker: Colmont

Location: Currently not on view

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

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Credit Line: Jane and Mary Henle

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.336809Catalog Number: 336809Accession Number: 1978.2216

Object Name: opera glasses

Measurements: closed: 2 13/16 in x 4 3/16 in; 7.1374 cm x 10.6426 cmoverall in case: 3 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 7.62 cm x 11.1125 cm x 4.7625 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-fe96-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1456711

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