As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media.

Bruder Teiner Field Glasses

Bruder Teiner Field Glasses

Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This is a brass instrument with black leather covering the barrels. It has a center focus. The objective lenses are 45 mm in diameter. The length is 93 mm (closed). The “BRUDER TEINER CARLSBAD” signature on the eyecups refers to a firm that was in business in the second half of the nineteenth century, and that was associated with Josef Teiner (fl. 1860-1890), a man known largely as a mineral collector. Carlsbad, a famous spa town in Bohemia, is now Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.
Given to the Smithsonian by Mrs. Leonard Wood, these glasses were probably used by her husband, the eminent army physician.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
binoculars
field glasses
date made
ca 1880
user
Wood, Leonard
maker
Bruder Teiner
place made
Czech Republic: Karlovarský Kraj, Karlovy Vary
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 6 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AF.36018
accession number
105588
catalog number
36018
See more items in
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our FAQ or contact page.