This is the rarest form of a microscopist’s silk fan (portable light shade) that I have ever seen. Constructed of silver (tested but not hallmarked), it is like a pair of spring (steel) loaded scissors that clip on to any candle or candle stick up to an inch in diameter. The two silver arms spread the fan ( a little tatty and stained near the arms) and fit into the clip, with a pair of wings that prevent the clip from slipping on the candle. Stored in a perfect sharkskin case with slots for the clip and folded fan. Secure closure and hinge. Blank silver cartouche. Fan diameter is 8 inches (20 cm.). Cash or check/draft only please, in any denomination. Postage included.
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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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