Conversation has had its prescribed etiquette. During the late Victorian era and into the Belle Époque one’s monocle served to intimidate and disadvantage. A houseguest who overstayed his welcome… an unwelcome suitor to a favorite daughter? Now a tool to study the lines on your palm, a picture, fingerprints or small print. A gift with excellent provenance, an accessory that delivers.
Vintage travel magnifier
My earliest glass was a utilitarian Boy Scout one of sturdy brass. I studied insects and the skin of my hand. However, after turning my dad’s newspaper into charcoal, it was confiscated, despite me protestation that the glass was an essential tool of scientific discovery. Our discovery glass allows detailed examination of maps, coins, and other wonders.
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