Field glasses in case
Leather, metal, glass, textile, paint
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
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"
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.
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.
Gift of the Estate of James G. Harbord
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