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Collectors' Magnifier
stand magnifier
Asia: Japan
Early 1970s
metal; glass; cardboard
overall (box): 30 mm x 140 mm x 86 mm; overall (lens): 75 mm

Round magnifying lens of ground glass in black metal rim with articulated neck-bracket, detachable from two-part telescopic 'pipe' stem and optional separate flat stand. Outer white cardboard box with separate lid, overprinted in black and blue, with original decimal price label and assembly instructions.


Gift of Miss E. S Gould, FCOptom and Dr Michael Crossland, MCOptom, 2014 in memory of Janet Silver

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