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Marchand Field Glasses

Marchand Field Glasses

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
field glasses
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
overall: 8 in x 6 in x 3 in; 20.32 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.62 cm
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National Museum of American History
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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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