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This hand magnifier consists of two lenses attached to each end of a short brass barrel. The lenses are identical plano-convex type and their convex surfaces are positioned facing each other. In the middle of the barrel, between the lenses, is a large diameter stop. This configuration gives the magnifier the appearance and performance of a Coddington lens, which is a single thick lens cut from a glass sphere with a groove cut around the middle, acting as a stop. The working distance on the magnifier is very short and it focuses very near the object. It has a short handle. There is no makerís signature.
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