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The Glenfield Ramblers

Magnifying Glass with Tripod Base

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Andrew Sinclair, President of the Glenfield Ramblers from 1887 - 1891, was a brass-finisher and it is believed that he made the tripod base for this magnifying glass.  He presumably tailored it precisely to his own use for studying, cutting and engraving agates and other precious stones.
Materials/Media:
brass and glass
Dimensions:
H 39mm D 47mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAEX006n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council