English, c. 1873, signed on case:
“C.W. Dixey, Optician to the Queen, 3 New Bond Street, London.”
A lacquered brass telescopic rod with swivel joint:
77cm full extended; 53 cm closed.
30 cm diameter circular blue silk shade folding to fit on the case.
It come in his original signed case, and with handwriting name of owner and datation: 3 May 1873.
Condition is very fine.
Used to shield one’s eyes from the direct light from a candle, can shade the microscopist’s eyes from a bright light source illuminating the specimen.
– Charles Wastell Dixey –
“Optician and Mathematical Instrument Maker” to Queen Victoria.
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