A fine and large (5 inch) true Coddington lens with an ebony wood turned handle and nickeled steel or silver over brass body.
Victorian in age, 1 1/2 inch biconcave, one piece lens with NO scratches or chips. Fine knurling/machining of the lens housing and hilt. Minimal wear seen only on the hilt above the handle from usage (see photo). No dents or bruises. Magnification is ~ 10 X with a focal length of 1 inch. A must for the naturalist, coin or stamp collector. Ebony handle is flawless as is the lens housing. Handle threads into the housing of the lens securely with NO play. c.1880
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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