Late 19th Century Brass Adjustable Map Chart Magnifier

$83.00

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Description

Late 19th Century Brass Adjustable Map Chart Magnifier on a 3-legged stand. The magnifier is made from solid brass. The power of the magnifier is adjustable by rotating the threads. The height of the magnifier can be adjusted between 1 inch to 2 inches. The magnifier can also be used with or without its three-legged brass stand. Each of the 3 legs have ball feet for easy gliding over the map. Magnifying glasses like this were used in the 18th and 19th century due to the poor lighting and eyesight. Today, this tripod magnifier can still be used as a desk magnifying instrument and makes a beautiful and functional desk accessory.

Weighs approximately 65 Grams.

Additional information

Dimensions L 1.75 x W 1.75 x H 2 in
Style / Period

Traditional

Year / Century

Late 19th Century

Place of Origin

Northern Europe

Material

Brass / Glass

Condition

The brass has a lovely rich patina. Slight scratches on the brass and glass due to the antiqueness. Tiny air bubbles can be seen in the glass from how it was made but are barely noticeable. There is a film inside between the two lens, possible from water vapor condensation. However, there is no way to access lenses for cleaning. Yet, the magnification works well and is not affected by the film.

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