What could well be the largest binoculars ever produced, this one-off commission was consigned to Cirencester auctioneers Moore Allen & Innocent following a house clearance in Cheltenham.
he bespoke design, which appears to
have been created for an attic room, allowed the lenses to jut out
of the dormer window beyond the walls of the house.
An incised plate mounted on the
housing dates them to 1946, with the maker of the internal metal
works and lenses listed as Albert Lambourne of Poynings, Sussex,
while the plate also carries the legend "William Pacey did the
Estimated at £300-500, the contraption
will appear in the July 19 sale.
Contact: 01285 646050.
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