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Field glasses in case

Object Number: 
1949.82ab
Date: 
1900-1920
Medium: 
Leather, metal, glass, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Case (without straps): 6 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (15.2 x 8.9 x 4.4 cm) Overall (glasses): 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 7/8 in. (14 x 8.6
Marks: 
stamped: on metal frame: "NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA / LONDON / THE FOLDING MINIM / MAGN 5-5/ BARTON'S PATENT" handwritten in ink: inside flap cover: "Major Gen. / J. G. Harbord. / U.S.A." handwritten in ink: on back of case: "Gen. J. G. Harbord / U.S. Army"
Description: 
Adjustable, binocular field glasses made of black painted metal, in rectangular leather case with flap cover and shoulder strap; neck strap made of black cloth tape attached to glasses; white star insignia painted on cover of case.
Gallery Label: 
These field glasses were apparently used by James Guthrie Harbord while serving as a Major-General in the U.S. Army. According to the accession records, the insignia painted on the case cover is that of the 2nd Division.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group