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Magnifying glass and case

Object Number: 
1942.469a-c
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Glass, metal; leather, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (magnifying glass): 4 x 2 x 1/8 in. (10.2 x 5.1 x 0.3 cm) Case: 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 7 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on paper inside case lid: German text
Description: 
Magnifying glass with circular lens and metal handle with scrolled ends; shaped paper case with leather exterior; German writing on paper lining inside of case.
Gallery Label: 
This magnifying glass belonged to Ludwig Russell, the donor's great-great-great-grandfather. It descended through Hon. Jeremiah Russell (1782-1867), John Russell (son) who married Eliza Schoonmaker, and Alida (Russell) Wynkoop (1834-1923), the donor's grandmother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Lila James Roney
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group