Opera Glasses c. 1890s Victorian Opera Glasses, Field Glasses, Binoculars, Spares or Repairs

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Opera Glasses c. 1890s Victorian Opera Glasses, Field Glasses, Binoculars, Spares or Repairs

A lovely pair of brass opera glasses with finely ribbed barrels making them particularly attractive. Late 19th Century.

They measure 4.5" x 3.5" and are in good order. All lenses are clear and show no signs of cracking.

The only down side is the screw is missing from the centre mechanism. The optics are clear and they are still functional as is, but the eyepieces slide in and out freely instead of via the screw mechanism.

There is the usual loss of enamel around the eyepieces and ends, and maybe the barrels were enamelled at one point but they certainly look good without.

They would be enhanced by extensive cleaning and removal of residual polish.

Unfortunately, the case no longer accompanies these glasses.


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