A wonderful insect/flower magnifier constructed from white metal/German silver with horn handle in original ? herring bone pattern box made from porcupine quills ?? The scope has a threaded variable focus eyepiece with an optional magnifying lens or pin probe (reversible). Mounted on a solid framework. Hand held and in perfect condition. c. 1880. 10 x 5 x 2 cm. Magnification ~10X.
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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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