Monday, December 1, 2014

Kaleidoscope glass antique buttons


Kaleidoscope glass antique buttons they date 1840's-1870's
The essential parts of a kaleidoscope are a transparent glass “dome” with a colored pattern adhering to its flat base and a metal plate almost as large as the base of the dome with a loop or (rarely) a pinshank inserted. The loop shank does not enter the glass. Most kaleidoscopes measure small, a few are medium size. Most are round, a few are oval or shell-shape.
Many on my card show wear , click on image to enlarge

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