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Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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Description
The frame is gilt metal. The barrels and eyepieces are covered with mother of pearl, as is the center wheel that adjusts the focus. The objective lenses are 28 mm diameter and the optics are very good. The carrying case is black leather lined with red silk.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Opera Glasses
Measurements
closed: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 2 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 6.985 cm
overall in case: 3 1/8 in x 4 9/16 in x 2 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 11.58875 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
PH.336800
catalog number
336800
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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