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Counterbalance Watchmakers Magnifying Glass

Counterbalance Watchmakers Magnifying Glass

Code: 10761

Dimensions:W: 48cm (18.9")H: 53cm (20.9")D: 16cm (6.3")

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A fantastic & very unusual example of a vintage watcmakers magnifying glass in the manner of Hadrill & Horstmann. A beautiful articulated watchmakers magnifying glass featuring a cast iron counterbalance mechanism, black 'crinkle' paintwork and powerful magnifying lens.
The piece is made in the style of the iconic Horstman 'Pluslite' & although unmarked, it is almost certainly manufactured by them. When compared with the lamp, all parts including the base,counterweight arms & lens have been scaled down & we think it was either a prototype which never went into production or one which was made in very small numbers.
Beautifully over engineered & so decorative!
1940's
Wear commensurate with age as pictured, exceptional condition overall. Measurements taken at full stretch.
UK courier service available at £13 tracked & signed for 24 hour delivery.