This is a remarkable vintage tilting door peep hole, patented in 1947 by Abe Nichols and Joseph Spector of Los Angeles. Unlike ordinary peepholes, this one tilts and swivels to facilitate Unlike ordinary peepholes, this one tilts and swivels to facilitate “inspect[ion]” of “a person desirous of entering or attempting to enter the room or home.” This swiveling peephole has a lovely patina and functions well, and includes its original screws for mounting it to the door. The peep hole measures 2-3/4" in diameter.
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