Edwardian Field Glasses and Case

A small, Edwardian pair of field binoculars in their original, inscribed case. Second-hand.

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What's for sale?

This is a small pair of field binoculars from around 1900 and made from black-painted metal, with leather-covered barrels.

In comparison with more complex (and more expensive) binoculars, these are focused by a simple method, whereby turning the focusing wheel moves the eyepieces back and forth along an extending rod.  Both lenses are focussed equally; there is no separate focusing ring on one of the eyepieces.

Magnification is around x5. They would have been made for sporting events, opera performances and similar. The image quality is pretty good.

The carry case is made of soft leather and lined with purple satin and velvet. On the top is a silver-coloured label inscribed for their first owner: "C.F. HARRISS 9th APRIL 1903".

What condition are they in?

  • Second-hand
  • In acceptable cosmetic condition with many scratches to the metal
  • Both eyepieces have bent rims
  • Some stitching is missing from one side of the case
  • The lenses are undamaged, with no scratches or chips
  • Focusing is fully operational and the lenses have been cleaned

What are the measurements?

  • 11.5cm in length
  • 7.5cm high
  • 5cm in width
  • 206 grams

If you have questions or would like more detailed pictures, just send us an email to help@3bearscottage.co.uk.

Stock ID:
Out of stock.

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