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ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1880s-1890s combination magnifying glass/letter opener from F. (Francis) Ivers & Son of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Begun circa 1858, the company manufactured "high grade carriages", buggies and light road wagons. Ivers was the first outfit to add a bicycle wheel to the racing "svilky" (wheeled plows were once known as "svilky" plows), a move which helped them grow their already considerable national and international business.
VINTAGE: Circa 1880s-1890s.
SIZE: Approximately 1-1/8" in width and 4-15/16" in length.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome-plated brass, glass.
ATTACHMENT: Loop at end.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay SHOP VABX12 LHEX12/12
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The opener has some light abrasions and specks of wear.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.