Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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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.
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Object Name
opera glasses
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
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
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accession number
Credit Line
Dadie and Norman Perlov
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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