Vintage/Antique Map-Reading Magnifying Glass, Compass

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 11,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

I get most of my items at estate auctions. I sell them in an "as found" condition. I do no repairs, alterations and very little cleaning. I do this in the belief that most buyers prefer to receive them as original as possible.

This little compass/magnifying glass is in excellent used condition. The compass appears to be sturdy and very accurate and the magnifying glass is glass, not plastic. The face of the compass is also glass and is surrounded by a tiny brass ring. The body of the tool appears to be stainless steel. It would be a very handy little piece for hiking and camping because it not only would tell you what direction you're going but could also be used for an emergency fire-starting tool. It was made in Japan but I don't know if it's pre-war, 1930's or before, or post-war in age.

In payment I prefer PayPal but will also accept money orders. Please use the Calculator below to figure your shipping charges. A handling fee of $1.50 is included in this amount. T is an additional $1.50 handling charged for international shipments. T is a shipping discount for multiple purchases. SEVERAL SMALL ITEMS CAN USUALLY BE SHIPPED FOR THE SHIPPING COST OF ONE. This does not apply to very heavy or large items because they will still need to be shipped separately. In the event you win more than one item, please contact me so that I can adjust the invoice.

Thanks for looking !! Wayne

The piece in the closed position is about 1 5/8" in length.

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