Lot 327: c. 1860s Civil War Era Artillery Soldier's Screen-Side Glasses with Case
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Civil War Miscellaneous
Rare Civil War Era Artillery Soldier's Screen-Side Glasses
c. 1860s Civil War Era, Artillery Soldier's Screen-Side Glasses with Case, Choice Very Fine.
Very scarce fully intact Civil War era Artillery Soldier's screen-side glasses, about 5" total width with 8" cord straps. Complete with original Japanned tin case, 3.25" x 1.5". These were worn to protect the eyes from debris while firing a cannon. Blue glass lenses still intact and great condition. Rare and hard to find, especially in this condition. A useful, collectible Civil War display piece.