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Small Pair Of Chevalier Long John Binoculars

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Reference
82537
Height
0 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Width
3 1/2" (9 cm)
Depth
5" (13 cm)
A small pair of black lacquered brass Binoculars with leather grips by Chevalier, Paris.

This type of binocular are often called Long Johns and are associated with naval use, perhaps because they are essentially a twin pair of telescopes. This pair, however, are very unusual for being particularly small in size, easily fitting into a pocket. It is likely that they have 6 lenses in each tube and give a very clear image.

Chevalier were exceptional Parisian opticians and this pair of binoculars stand out for their quality and size. Circa 1900.

The retracted size is given.
Height
0 3/4" (1.9 cm)
Width
3 1/2" (9 cm)
Depth
5" (13 cm)
Year
Circa 1900
Medium
Black Painted Brass, Leather Grips
Origin
France
Signed
Chevalier
Style
Long John Binoculars
Exhibitions
The Salute
Condition
Good, Minor Rubbing To Black