Bruder Teiner Field Glasses

Bruder Teiner Field Glasses

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
field glasses
date made
ca 1880
Wood, Leonard
Bruder Teiner
place made
Czech Republic: Karlovarský Kraj, Karlovy Vary
overall: 5 in x 6 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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