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Marchand Field Glasses

Marchand Field Glasses

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Description
This is a brass instrument with central focus, and leather covering the barrels. The objective lenses are 50 mm diameter. The length is 14 cm (closed). The optics are good. Each eyecup is marked “MARCHAND * PARIS *.” The words “MADE IN FRANCE” appear on the cross piece at the eye end.
Marchand field glasses were sold by several American firms during the first quarter of the 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
field glasses
binoculars
maker
Marchand
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 6 in x 3 in; 20.32 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
1980.0661.01
catalog number
1980.0661.01
accession number
1980.0661
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

My father-in-law willed me the same ones. Mine still have leather over the brass, albeit barely hanging on. Still has the original case.

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