Magnifying glass

Object Number: 
Z.1844
Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Horn, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.3 x 8.3 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
written: on note found with object: "This eyeglass, was my dear mothers, & came to her, from her aunt Mrs. Sarah Powell. Red (?) my cousin John Rogers. M. B. Blanchard" written: on note found with object: "Mrs. Sarah Powells eye glass./M. B. Blanchard"
Description: 
Magnifying glass in horn case; circular case with two circular lobes on each end; magnifier is hinged and rotates out for use; case is dark horn and magnifier rimmed in lighter horn.
Gallery Label: 
This magnifier was owned by the donor's mother, and before that her mother's aunt, Sarah Powell.
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. B. Blanchard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group