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.