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Prism Binoculars

Prism Binoculars

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Description
This is an aluminum instrument with a black finish, and black leather on the barrels. The left eye plate is marked “CARL ZEISS / JENA” and the “DELACTIS / 1135801 / 8 x 40.” The objective lenses are 40 mm diameter. The eyepieces are separately adjustable as is the inter-ocular distance. The case is black leather.
Zeiss produced the Delactis form between 1921 and 1936.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
binoculars
date made
1921-1936
maker
Zeiss
place made
Germany: Thuringia, Jena
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 6 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 7.62 cm x 17.4625 cm x 14.9225 cm
overall in case: 6 7/8 in x 8 5/16 in x 3 1/2 in; 17.4625 cm x 21.11375 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
PH.336784
catalog number
336784
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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