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OPERA GLASSES AND SPYGLASSES
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London
Early 20th c.
metal; leather; glass
overall: 124 x 116 mm; objective lens: 44 mm; eyepiece lens: 13 mm
Field glasses. Black-painted brass and aluminium. Brass binocular draw tubes. Central focusing wheel with textured grip. Stitched brown leather tube coverings. Aluminium barrels, previously painted. Magnification X5. Together with the original brown leather case, lined with purple velvet, featuring a 1980s replacement shoulder strap and repair to lid. Owner's inscription in ink on underside of case.
Gift of Mrs Shirley Handley, 2008