Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890

A fabulous turn of the century (1900) pair of opera glasses or binoculars, clad in a very fine faux tortoise shell that mimics natural shell very well, indeed. Burn test tells us it's a great old French celluloid or early plastic, though, and not the real thing in spite of how beautifully it mimics. The set is also made of the great invention of the day: aluminum. At that point, aluminum was the new wonder metal, light in weight and extremely durable. These are in fine order. The eyepieces are horn - wonderful for a gentleman or a lady's use, really. Or to display.

Very good to excellent condition throughout. The lenses are clear and undamaged, ready to use. The extension mechanism is smoothly operative and gives excellent focus and distance adjustment with turn of that center wheel. We've shown them from all sides. No chips, no cracks in those lovely barrels. A fine set. Measurements are noted on the photos.

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Antique Edwardian Opera Glasses Pair, Binoculars, Faux Shell Barrels and Aluminum, c.1890

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