This a standard design Prismatic Monocular, manufactured in Brass, and made in Germany. It has a single eye focus, and is optically vg, with a clear image. The body is covered with intact, finely stippled black leather, and the black enamelled rear shoulder is stamped “C.P. Goertz, Berlin” The Front shoulder, also black enamelled, is stamped with serial number.73387.
There is an attachment for a neck sling. The o/a length is 4-1/4 inches [10.5 cms].
Contained in it’s original, lidded, leather, carrying case, with a leather carrying sling. All in vg condition, with sound stitching.
Inscribed to the lid top ..”C.J.Lee”, as are the initials to the leather of the Monocular.
Magnification probably 8 X 30.
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