Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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Description
Each eyecup of these opera glasses is marked “SPORTIERE * PARIS *” and the words “MADE IN FRANCE” appear on the back side of the crosspiece at the eye end. The objective lenses are about 30 mm diameter. The barrels are covered with celluloid.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 3 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 15/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 10.00125 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1656
catalog number
2006.0098.1656
accession number
2006.0098
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman Perlov
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National Museum of American History
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