Cynley Loupe 8x Magnifier.
A diamond related site names Roger Bacon as having invented the loupe in 1250. I wonder about the precision of the date. But I did find back up information for this claim on a French optician’s website which mentions that Bacon is often cited as having invented the first pair of glasses. They quote from his book, published in 1267, so I presume that’s where the date comes from. Thank you Roger Bacon. I would be lost without you.
Day 56 was a Nikon Loupe. This one is cheaper.
It is dusty and scratched and the lens was never that great anyhow. What makes it special, as I just discovered, is that there are zero go00gle results for the product. Neither cynley loupe nor cynley magnifier produce results. “Your search – cynley magnifier – did not match any documents.”
cynley loupe produced a handful of results, none of which are the loupe itself. This is pretty astounding. An unindexed object – pretty much says obsolete to me.
I kinda miss looking at contact sheets and negatives with a loupe. It made you feel like a real artist.
Status: Dust off. Keep for its uniqueness.
Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 251 For Viewing Imaginary Friends.
It’s Saturday of the long weekend, and so far the slippers are winning out over the getting my to-do list done.