All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Scientific : Pre 1950 item #1145142 (stock #24073)
Nice small, almost miniature, working telescope or spyglass. This has a single slide out tub for focusing. The telescope is made of solid brass and is marked on the barrel MERMAID. No other marks. Measures 6 inches closed and extends to 9.5 inches. The main barrel is about 5/8 inch in diameter. Focuses fine. Leatherette box, with satin and felt interior, is made for this telescope and is in very good condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Writing : Pre 1960 item #1141032 (stock #14082)
This is a fantastic old English textured tan leather portfolio with a handle like a small briefcase. It holds stationery, notes and a writing pad – basically a small portable secretary. It is monogrammed “E. M. Moran” and included are several sheets of fine note paper inscribed: Nathan Moran / 41 Sutter Street / San Francisco 4. Nathan Moran was a well-known lawyer in San Francisco in the 1930s. The address indicates this is from prior to 1960...