Binoculars with case (6)

Object Number: 
INV.7738a-f
Date: 
1850-1865
Medium: 
Glass, leather, wood, brass, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. ( 18.7 x 15.6 cm )
Description: 
Glass, leather, wood, brass, and silk binoculars with case; two black leather-covered brass cylinders with circular glass eyepiece fitted at rear and sight fitted at front, held together by three connecting frames fastened to cylindrical rod in middle; fitted, tapered wooden case and lid with black leather cover and pink velvet lining stitched to interior; three eyepiece fragments.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, these binoculars were used by the donor's father, Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard, during and after the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Presented by Edward Trenchard, 1918
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group