Lot 43
Brass Tabletop Telescope and Optometer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Mid-19th century optometer marked "F.B.A.'s," the round sliding reader with ivory mount engraved "My Sight." Calibrated and stamped with numerals along the shank (11 1/2 in.);telescope with simple cylindrical 1 1/2 inch tube, likely 20th century, mounted atop a decorative tripodal stand, unmarked (15 x 15 x 5 in. assembled).

Private Collection of an Antiquarian, Charlotte, North Carolina

Some haziness to lens of optometer, but functional.