Field Glasses

Field Glasses

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This is a black metal instrument. The objective lenses are 31 mm diameter. The “BUSCH Jena Special” signature on the crossbar indicates that this was made by the Busch instrument firm in Rathenow, Germany, and that the optical elements were made from glass made in Jena. The case is dark leather lined with dark blue velvet.
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Object Name
field glasses
date made
early 20th century
Busch, Emil
place made
Germany: Brandenburg, Rathenow
overall: 1 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 11/16 in; 4.1275 cm x 10.4775 cm x 9.36625 cm
overall in case: 4 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 3 in; 11.7475 cm x 15.875 cm x 7.62 cm
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accession number
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle
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National Museum of American History
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