Scarlett-type magnifier

Made:
1705-1715
maker:
Edward Scarlett

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reading glass/magnifier, Scarlett type, on adjustable stand, oval glass, adjustable swivel stand of ivory and brass, for use when reading a book? early 18th century?

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1918-164 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron, ivory and metal
Measurements:
overall (folded): 35 mm x 210 mm x 115 mm, , .235kg
type:
magnifying lens
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • lens
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry