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Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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The frame of these glasses is gilt metal. The barrels and eyecups are covered with mother of pearl, as is the center wheel that adjusts the focus. The objective lenses are 39 mm diameter. The quality of the optics suggests that this is a 12 lens instrument.
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
overall: 3 13/16 in; 9.652 cm
overall: 2 1/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 5.3975 cm x 11.7475 cm x 9.8425 cm
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Jane and Mary Henle
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National Museum of American History
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