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Small black metal 'linen tester' magnifier, 8X20 lens

Small black metal 'linen tester' magnifier, 8X20 lens

Ref: LIN8

Price: 12.77 Including VAT



Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £ 2.90 incl. VAT

8X magnification, 20mm diameter lens, sturdy construction.

Limited quantity only (see "QUANTITY" for how many we have in stock today) - once these are gone, there are no more.

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Type: Folding (linen tester)

Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X20

Size open 25 X 45 X 40 mm

Size folded 25 X 45 X 10 mm

Lens material: glass

Lens type: Single lens

Origin / brand: India

Casing: metal

Finish: matt black

Presentation / extras: nylon pouch.

{Applications / quality}

A linen tester (also known as a linen prover) is a folding magnifier, traditionally used for measuring the threads-per-inch on linen, which is why it has a scale marked around the base. Today, they are mostly used for viewing stamps, coins, prints and photos - anything flat. They come in all sizes from 15mm to 90mm, one even has a light.

Specifically, the 20mm diameter lens is about the size you would find on a jewellers loupe, a quite-OK-quality glass lens, and the casing is sturdy, made of metal rather than plastic.

Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers
you want a small stand magnifier, but not one that folds, and one that has a high quality lens? See our small stand magnifiers

Too small? Need a stand magnifier that is larger, with space to work under? See our large stand magnifiers (bench magnifiers).

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use. click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.

See also: Eyeglasses