Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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Description
This is a brass instrument with ivory focusing screw, handle, and covering over the cylindrical barrels. The objective lenses are 24 mm diameter. “LUNETTE PAR INVENTION ET PERFECTIONEMENT*” appears around each eyepiece. The case is made of black cellulose nitrate.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
date made
mid 19th century
place made
France
Measurements
overall: 43 cm; 16 15/16 in
overall; glasses: 1 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 13/16 in; 3.4925 cm x 11.43 cm x 4.60375 cm
overall; case: 4 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 11/16 in; 11.1125 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.28625 cm
ID Number
PH.336789
catalog number
336789
accession number
1978.2216
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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