Opera Glasses

Opera Glasses

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Each eyecup is marked “COLMONT FABT * PARIS.” The objective lenses are 30 mm diameter. The frame is black metal. The barrels are covered with black leather. A center wheel adjusts the focus. The carrying case is black leather.
Colmont was in business in Paris by the 1880s and still there in the 1950s. Americans could buy Colmont instruments from Sears, Roebuck & Co. and other major firms.
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Object Name
opera glasses
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
closed: 2 13/16 in x 4 3/16 in; 7.1374 cm x 10.6426 cm
overall in case: 3 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 7.62 cm x 11.1125 cm x 4.7625 cm
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Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle
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National Museum of American History
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