This hard-to-find, large industrial lighted magnifier is perfect for that great industrial look!
This illuminating magnifier was made in the early 1950s by Toyokunisangyo Boeki Co. Ltd. in Tokyo.
Use the magnifier on your desk as a desk lamp and for reading the small print in your mail. The magnifier would also work great in a shop or studio when working on small projects. Or, just put the magnifier in your home or loft as a cool light. It's sure to be a conversation piece!
The magnifying lens can be adjusted up and down on the stand, as well as moved forward or backward on the stand. The lens itself can also be tilted to adjust the angle of viewing. This magnifier can be use with and without the lamp. The entire unit can be mounted to a workbench or desk with two screws. It appears that this is either a 2x or 3x magnifier.
This large industrial magnifier is in very good vintage condition. The lens is clear with no chips, cracks, or scratches. The lamp works when plugged in. The original electric cord should be replaced for safe use - it does function as is, but there is a nick in the cord and a bit of fraying where the cord comes out of the base, as shown. The metal has an aged patina, as shown. The original emblem is still in place, and is fully legible. The underside of the base is clean. There is a red and white button on the base, but we are unsure what they do. Please use the ZOOM tool to get a close up view of this item and its condition.
- 1 Industrial Illuminating Magnifier (as shown)
- Product Material: Metal, Glass
- Product Color: Industrial Grey / Gray, Black
- Product Dimensions: outside diameter of magnifier is 9" and inside diameter is 5", stand is 15" tall
WHY WE LOVE IT
What's not to love! It's industrial! It's metal! It's brilliant!
We really love everything about this magnifier! The way the large round magnifier sits on the upright pole allows the magnifier to be adjusted to the height you prefer. The solid heavy-duty base keeps the magnifier from tipping over and has a great look.
We love that this magnifier doubles as a lamp - perfect for adding industrial flair to any room.
Not only is the magnifier functional, it also makes a great conversation piece.
There are many clever ways you could use this magnifier!
Here are some ideas:
- Task Lamp - Use the magnifier lamp in your shop or studio as a task lamp. The magnifying lens makes it easy to see detailed work close-up.
- Bedside Lamp - Place the lamp on a bedside table next to your favorite plant. Position the magnifying lens so it magnifies the plant behind it. The lamp is always ready for reading or creating mood lighting in your room.
We're sure you'll find lots of uses!
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