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Magnifying lens attachment for bull's-eye lamp

Object Number: 
1956.175
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3 in. ( 3.8 x 9.8 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on frame: "Patent"
Description: 
One round convex lense in pewter frame with shade.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group