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....a passionate collector for years of many beautiful vintage things - especially glass ;-) - I have been fortunate to glean the odd treasure or two.....please cherish the role as a most fortunate "temporary caretaker" as I have! ;-) many of us have mused over the extinction of a good magnifying glass - something that used to be tucked away in a dark shadowy musty drawer with old pens and shillings but now seems to have vanished....

...this is a magnifying glass right out of the box - a superb and curious piece!'s huge, complete with a deep brass frame and detachable handle made of old-school Bakelite, and likely dating from around the 1920's or 30's so placing it close to 100 years old....

.....beautifully made and large with a lens as crisp as one would expect....the lens itself is dense and heavy.

...over the last few months I have been selling a variety of vintage German-made magnifying glasses of around 40 to 100 years in age of beautiful optical quality - here is another of those pieces and the biggest, most special, curious and unique by far...

... offered for sale a quality German made magnifying glass circa 1920's in very good vintage condition....

huge spanning 22cm's long with a thick dense heavy optical lens 12cm's wide with a brass housing 4.5cm's deep!! - is very well made with a superb lens of gorgeous optical clarity as you would expect from any German made optics of this era. has an industrial appearance with that overly wide frame with a few large and small holes as if it could be applied to another framework or piece of machinery....maybe in a maritime scenario... lovely vintage condition for it's great age - with all the age-related wear you want to see in a piece of this age, with the lens in good condition!

...super cool piece!!!

....good luck and do not forget to view my other listings.. Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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