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Erik Van Cort "Charles G. Bush" Replica Kaleidoscope

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This is "The Charles G. Bush Kaleidoscope Reproduction" by Erik Van Cort of Van Cort Instrument Makers. This is a parlor kaleidoscope on a Mahogany base.  There is a dry, turning-end, end-lit object chamber that includes lampworked glass and fluid-filled ampules.  There is a 2-mirror 5-point system and this scope creates stunning, crystal clear images.  The scope has a leather covered body with a brass ships wheel turning end.  This scope measures 13-1/2"T x 10-1/2"L x 3-1/2" in diameter (barrel) and 7"W at the base.  The base is marked: "C.G. Bush Patented Nov. 17, 1873".  Also marked on the brass turning end of the scope: "C.G. Bush and Co. Prov RI Patent Reissued Nov 11, 1873".  Also marked on the brass eyepiece (under the removable leather cover): "Van Cort No. 611/2500".