Functional vintage opera glasses featuring bright polished stainless steel and beautiful white mother of pearl inlay, manufactured by WEISS L.I.C. with 2.5X Magnification. Stamped with “E56” and “B19” on the arms. Can be used at the opera, ballet, sports events, the theatre, music venues, for bird watching, the horse track or more. Comes with original soft pouch for storage.
Dimensions: 9cm x 4cm (closed) , 9.5cm x 4.5cm (extended)
Condition: Fully functioning binoculars. One very small chip on mother of pearl panel on right eye piece. Focus Wheel works as intended but the sliding mechanism of the lenses is a little weak so it helps if they are aided along by hand when adjusting the focus. The mechanism can be tightened by the top mounted screw.
Use & Functions: 2.5X Optical Magnification, Binoculars
Build Materials: Stainless Steel and Mother of Pearl
Historic Relevance: Opera / Theatre Glasses are small binoculars often used at live events for a better view of the performance. Their name comes from their popularity at the Opera
Brand History: WEISS primarily produced optical instruments such as binoculars and telescopes around the time of the first world war.
Asking price is $95 or best offer. All reasonable offers are welcome.