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World War I Binoculars

Note: This item is currently in storage.


Binoculars, known as field glasses, were a very important piece of equipment for U.S. soldiers -- especially critical for observation (by land or balloon). "Field glasses" were in short supply, many soldiers either brought their own personal binoculars or received them through special Army and Navy donation campaigns, which collected binoculars from civilians back home to aid U.S. soldiers and sailors in the fight against the enemy.


These binoculars with fitted leather case were manufactured by Lemaire Fabt Paris. They are approximately 4-5/8 inches in length and 4-15/16 inches in width, with a 2 to 2-1/4 inch lens diameter.


Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Harmon C. Rorison.

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