Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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Description
This is a gold-plated brass instrument with a tortoise-shell handle. The barrels are covered with black lacquer. The eyecups are flat and marked “WALDSTEIN ET SOHN MÜNCHEN.” The objective lenses are 23 mm diameter. The three crossbars are fixed. Focus is by rotating the left barrel. The pouch is blue velvet.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
date made
mid 19th century
maker
Waldstein et Sohn
place made
Germany: Bavaria, Munich
Measurements
overall: 4 in; 10.16 cm
overall in pouch: 7 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 8.5725 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
PH.336791
catalog number
336791
accession number
1978.2216
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle
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National Museum of American History
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