Antique Dollond of London Binocular Opera Glasses 1910

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Jun 12, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

Antique Pair of Leather Bound Binocular Opera Glasses & Case by Dollond of London circa 1910

The opera glasses measure approximately 3 7/8 inches or 100 mm across the width of the body by 1 1/2 inches or 38 mm across the diameter of each side and they are 2 1/4 inches or 58 mm in length when they are fully retracted by 3 inches or 76 mm in length when they are fully extended.

The binocular opera glasses are made from a brass body that has a black leather and black painted body and the opera glasses are complete with their original leather case, each eye piece has been impressed Dollond, London and I estimate that this pair of binocular opera glasses were made circa 1900 - 1920.

The condition is used and Excellent for their age.

The Binocular Opera Glasses have No Large Dents, No Splits, No Cracks, No Holes and No Repairs that I can find, the mechanism is working perfectly, the lenses are clear and could still be used today, the case is in a rough used condition, the Dollond of London makers marks are still clearly legible although as these are used antique opera glasses there is one small shallow dent in the side of one of the front lens frame along with some minor surface wear to the exposed edges from use, they have the patina of age that is to be expected and a gentle clean would not go amiss. Personally I think that the opera glasses cou
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