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Leather Shagreen Monocular

Signature Shuttleworth, London

Date Early 1800s
Number of Draws 1
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 2.2in 55mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.8in 45mm
Total Length 4.1in 103mm
Closed Length 2.8in 72mm
Objective Clear Aperture Diameter 1.6in 40mm


This monocular has a short round parallel cardboard barrel, covered with shagreen.  The single objective lens is non-achromatic.  It has one cardboard draw (without retention), covered in red leather, with tooled-on silver-colored floral designs.  The single eye lens is contained in a flared eyecup, made of a material that could be ivory, painted black.  The black ring retaining the objective and the two black rings at either end of the barrel are also made of this material.  It is signed "SHUTTLEWORTH   * LONDON * " on the draw, with the eyecup above.




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