Long Range Brass Spy Binoculars On Stand, 1850s
In the mid 1800's cameras had not really been perfected yet enough to
provide much in the area of covert photography for spies and private-eyes.
One had to stand very still to have their photo taken and any movement
at all would provide a blurry image. However, binoculars of the time were
very good and actually seemed to be made better then than they are today.
They were made to last a life time. These brass binoculars are in top
shape. Spys would use them to observe the comings and goings of people
into and out of a building by renting a room on the other side of the
street with the right view. That's much like we do it today only we usually
now have photography equipment to record the activity.
Ralph D. Thomas PI Vintage Collection
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