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[Magnifying glass]

[Magnifying glass]
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glass, magnifying
Circum: 1.0 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 magnifying glass : glass, metal ; eyecup 1 in. diameter

Round magnifying glass (1" in diameter). Glass is fitted in a plastic eye piece (cup) with wire band attached. The wire band is used to fit around the head.

Mrs. Shizu Kaigo used the magnifying glass to make kamon or mon (Japanese family crest) on formal kimonos for the Japanese community in Hawaii.

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