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Auction Officer, Alan Leach, is hoping to produce a definitive history of Pince Nez styles and would appreciate help with identification of the types found in his recently compiled list. All information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it would be much appreciated.


View the list here (PDF format)



Can anyone identify this unusual object...


Cast iron trough with a detachable ?pump presumably to blow and not suck.


Bear in mind it might not be optical related, but identification or best guess please to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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Another mystery is a dip pen with a length of 16 cm.

At the other side are mounted two little lenses, placed about 1,5 cm from each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both lenses have a diameter from 1.3 cm and both are negative lenses with a strength of -10DS.

The lens holder can be turned down, when not in use.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


The question is, what is the purpose of the lenses?

Information or best guess please to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

 

 

Or this?

A key symbol found on the handle of a number of pince nez, usually steel or nickel plated.

Does it denote a particular maker, and if so, which one?

Can anyone please unlock this mystery? Any information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
 
 

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