Lot #24
Otto Berg's Antique Darlot Portrait Petzval Lens

Estimate: $200+

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Antique 19th-century Darlot portrait Petzval lens from the collection of Otto Berg, size 1-2, 2.25″ diameter, 7″ focus, engraved on the barrel, "A. T. Thompson & Co., Importers, Boston," and marked on the lenses, "12 3044 2866 Darlot, Paris." In very good to fine condition, with general overall wear; the rack and pinion mechanism works smoothly. A handsome and well-crafted lens, perhaps used by Berg in some of his optical experiments.

From the collection of Dr. Otto Berg.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - December 15, 2022