An Early 20thC Art School Desk Magnifying Glass c.1930

GBP 320.00

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Object Description

The fully adjustable industrial style table magnifier with a thick and highly powerful lens on a articulated arm, to a metal base with recess for storage of lens when not in use, the whole being attractively paint splattered throughout and with a wonderful crusty verdigris to the base, surviving from the second quarter of twentieth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

The base has a stamp to the underside reading L&S. We were unable to find out any information as to who this maker is.

A more characterful magnifier one could not hope to find.

Object Condition

The condition is good. The magnifier moves freely in all positions in both the arm and the lens itself and is flexible whilst holding its poise. Aesthetically it has no repairs or any kind of restoration work. The lens does not suffer from any chips or cracks.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:5 x H:18.5 x D:6 inches
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Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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