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We here at Dusty Attic Antiques are pleased to be able to offer this exceptionally fine pair of folding field or opera glasses. They would predate the Victorian period and are french in origin.
The words "LA MIGNONNE PATENT BTE S.G.D.G." are stamped on the small handle attached to the lens. Also the numbers and letters D2 227 are impressed into the metal frame between the two lenses. There is an adjusting wheel at the centre for the focus. This works perfectly, and the original 160 + year old folding lenses are beautiful, totally scratch, scuff and chip free and in as truly new condition. There are simply no issues with this fine antique optical device. It's early, primitive Items such as these with the mechanics and inner workings exposed that inspired the current steampunk style. These will be a very unusual and interesting addition to any collection. .
This unusual old pair of primitive binoculars measure only 3 inches when fully extended X
4 1/4 inches wide including the tiny nickle handle attached to the frame. As stated above these must be seen to truly appreciate their pristine condition. They will be very carefully packaged and ship to you with insurance and tracking information all inclusive with your shipping costs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have, or for your international shipping quote.
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