~RARE AND FINE, SMALL MONOCULAR by GEORGE ADAMS, LONDON~

~RARE AND FINE, SMALL MONOCULAR by GEORGE ADAMS, LONDON~

475 GBP ( 550 EUROS, 600 USD).

A rare and fine miniature monocular by George Adams in ivory, tortoise shell and silver c.1800~

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 1 1/4

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Monoculars, Telescopes - Other, Telescopes - Refracting

Description

George Adams (Jr,?) London, combination ivory, tortoise shell and silver miniature monocular in red card case c.1800. Rarely used, perfect optics with a 1″ (25 mm). objective lens. Extending to 2 3/4″ ( 2″-50 mm. closed), this instrument exhibits the finest quality of the day. Three tiny, hairline shrinkage cracks are visible but are stable.  Case dimensions are 2 3/4 x 1 1/4″( 70 x 30 mm.). A finer example you will not see for some time.  

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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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