Posted 10 months ago
This is a fold-out magnifying glass from pre-war Germany. It is in a brown leather case with a brass rivet and the lens is mounted in a tortoise shell frame. The lens is almost 2" in diameter, unsure of the magnification level. The wording embossed on the front leather is from the MAHLE Company in Bad Cannstatt. (Bad Cannstatt is situated in Stuttgart, Baden Wurtemburg, Germany). The other embossed markings on the case are "EC KOLBEN" (kolben means piston), "EC FILTER BENZIN-LUFT-OEL" which means (Filter / Gasoline-Air-Oil), and "EC SPRITZGUSS" (spritzguss means injection).