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Bar Magnifier, small

Bar Magnifier, small

Ref: pen-mag

{Summary}
About 2X magnification. A cylinder of plastic, rest it on the page, slide it down. Total 6 inches, length of magnifier is 3.5 inches. Small enough to carry in a top pocket (it even has a clip) yet large enough to read the width of a newspaper column.

In the photograph the clip is blue. Some clips are blue, some are white - supplied as available.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 2X 80X10

Field of view: It rests exactly on the page and is almost flat, so the field of view is exactly 80mm X 10mm.

Lens material: plastic

Presentation: Plain cardboard box

Origin / brand: I bought these as a 'job lot' and haven't actually any idea where they originate, probably China...most items you see here in the U.K. are made in China.

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are for reading text on anything flat, e.g. a book, magazine or newspaper resting on a table; they are designed to rest on the page, to save you the effort of holding it above the text (which is very tiring if you're reading an entire book).

Specifically, handy to carry in your pocket at all times, just in case you have to read a menu while you are out, or the small print on a form.

Particularly good for dyslexics learning to read because it stops the eye from 'wandering'. Says 9-year-old Sarah, having been diagnosed dyslexic for five years now,
"It's really good. It helps me find the right line quicker" (she often jumps two or three lines when reading and frequently loses her place). "It makes everything bigger so I notice the full stops. It helps me read a lot better as because it's bigger I can see the words I'm reading and the punctuation really well. It helps me sound out the difficult words because the letters are bigger."

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: these are part of a one-off "job lot", once they are sold there are no more, see above for approximate quantity in stock today.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT






Price: (9 or fewer items) 2.00 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 49 items) 1.50 Including VAT
Price: (50 or more items) 1.20 Including VAT

Quantity:  

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Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Bar Magnifier, large. 1.2x+6x, 210mm long

Bar Magnifier, large. 1.2x+6x, 210mm long

Ref: BAR-MAG-210

{Summary}
About 1.6X magnification. A cylinder of plastic, rest it on the page, slide it down. The magnifying part measures 160mm (6.5 inches) long X 24mm (1 inch) across; there is also a little 'inset' at the end, 6X magnification, 15mm diameter.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 1.6X 160X24

Field of view: It rests exactly on the page and is almost flat, so the field of view is exactly 160mm X 24mm.

Lens material: plastic

Origin / brand: Imported by us from China.

Presentation: printed cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are for reading text on anything flat, e.g. a book, magazine or newspaper resting on a table; they are designed to rest on the page, to save you the effort of holding it above the text (which is very tiring if you're reading an entire book).

Specifically, handy to carry in a bag, just in case you have to read a menu while you are out, or the small print on a form.

Particularly good for dyslexics who like to read, but find that their eyes keep 'wandering' - it has a fine 'guide line'.

{Also Wholesale}

Availability: these are part of a one-off "job lot", once they are sold there are no more, see above for approximate quantity in stock today.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT


Price: (9 or fewer items) 2.50 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 49 items) 3.00 Including VAT
Price: (50 or more items) 2.40 Including VAT

Quantity:  

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Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

30X21 (not really 30X), CHEAPEST

30X21 (not really 30X), CHEAPEST

Ref: 30X21-crp

{Details}

It is, as you see, clearly marked 30X21.

True, the lens is 21mm diameter.

False, there is no way this is 30X magnification.

It's 10X magnification.

This is the one you see in every antiques fair and street market. This is one of our best sellers!

If you are buying a true 30X for £35.00 , add one of these to your order just for fun - you will be amazed!

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

There are also reviews of loupes, click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.


{Is it 30X or 10X?}

There is no way this is 30X magnification, it's 10X magnification.

How do I know?

Three reasons.

Firstly, I'm an expert, I can seeit's not 30X.

Secondly, this is not a matter of opinion, it can be measured, see see our conversion chart.

Thirdly, I import these from the manufacturers (they come in packs of 480) - the last time I ordered the 10X they said (I paraphrase), "It will take us six weeks to make the 10X because our machines are set up to print '30X' on these, but if you want them marked '30X' then we can make them in two weeks.'

{Alternatives}

The same loupe printed (truthfully) "10X21", click here.

All 10X loupes, click here.

{Also Wholesale}

Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 96
Pack size: 12

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email an invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT

You need 3 dozen or more? POA


Price: (4 or fewer items) 4.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 23 items) 4.20 Including VAT
Price: (24 or more items) 3.00 Including VAT

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Neckchain (optional extra) select if required £0.00

Choice of 4 lengths, from 50p


Add lens cleaner £2.90 incl. VAT (lensclea) £2.90 incl. VAT

Add 34 inch lanyard £1.50 incl. VAT (lanyard) £1.50 incl. VAT

Credit-Card Size Fresnel Magnifier in Pouch

Credit-Card Size Fresnel Magnifier in Pouch

Ref: CCMAG

{Summary}
About 3X magnification. 0.4mm thick, and exactly the size of a credit card.

The 'lenses' are cut into the plastic as micro-grooves (very clever), as invented by Augustin-Jean Fresnel (pronounced "Fren-nel") in about 1818, and originally used as the 'magnifiers' around the lights of lighthouses. To use a Fresnel magnifier you must hold it a few inches above the object, they do not work by resting on top of the object.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: About 3X, credit-card-size.

Field of view: vertically, 10 to 12 lines; horizontally, about one newspaper column.

Lens material: plastic

Origin / brand: imported by us from China.

Presentation: it comes in its own clear plastic "credit card holder".

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are flat (well, not 100% two-dimensional, but very thin), the thinnest can be cut with a modelling knife if you want to make it smaller; they can fit into credit card holder or be used as a book mark.

Specifically, this is the smallest and neatest in that it is exactly the size of a credit card and will fit into your credit card holder or wallet, so you will never be without a magnifier. Unless you go out without your credit card holder or wallet. You can also make a cardboard 'stand' to mount it over a mobile phone display or small sat-nav.

{Alternatives}
Conventional reading magnifiers with handles are better in optical quality click here. And small (pocket-size) general purpose folding magnifiers are more powerful. click here.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholessale quantity: 240
Pack size: 120

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT


Price: (9 or fewer items) 1.50 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 49 items) 1.20 Including VAT
Price: (50 to 119 items) 0.90 Including VAT
Price: (120 or more items) 0.72 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Folding phone screen magnifier

Folding phone screen magnifier

Ref: fres-phone-B

{Summary}

A really neat vinyl case the size of a super-slim pocket book, yet it unfolds into a stand magnifier for resting a phone.

Why?

There are two reasons.

Firstly, photos on phones are very nice, but awfully small. The phone screen magnifier makes the photos look like printed enlargements (approx. 3X magnification).

Secondly, if you watch videos (e.g. YouTube) on a phone, holding it up level with your eye gives you sore arms. Similarly, try watching the same video while lying in bed, you prop the phone up, it keeps falling over.

The photographs show the phone with and without the magnifier, both photos were taken at the same distance, the magnifier really does make the picture look that much larger.

{Technical}
Magnification: about 3X

Size folded: 7½ X 4¾ X 1/8 inch (190 X 120 X 4mm)

Size open: 7½ X 4¾, X 4¾ tall (190 X 120 X 120mm)

Material: vinyl cover with plastic Fresnel (flat) lens.

Colour: black (to minimum of reflections).

Presentation: printed box.

The text on the box has also reads: "mirror material, organic glass" and "material function: anti-radiation". These descriptions are not necessarily accurate.

Weight: 150g

{Applications}
Designed for phones but it has many other uses.

For picture postcards and photographs (makes a standard 6X4 item look like 10X6)

For small tablets (up to the size of an iPod mini). And speaking of tablets, for packets of tablets (e.g. to read the dosage).

Other ideas: make your watch into a bedside clock; read the small print on instruction leaflets when you need both hands free to...follow the instructions.

With all of the above, the phone screen viewer tilts at just the right angle to view it without bending over. However, there's another way of using it. Turn it with the base flat on a table, the magnifier parallel with the table, now you can work under it, e.g. for crafts, repairs, calligraphy, or just for writing (if your sight is poor).


Price: (2 or fewer items) 9.50 Including VAT
Price: (3 to 4 items) 7.80 Including VAT
Price: (5 or more items) 6.00 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Magnifiers that clip to glasses - clip to spectacles, double, binocular stereo

Magnifiers that clip to glasses - clip to spectacles, double, binocular stereo

Ref: CLIPON/D

{Details}
Double magnifier, large lens fits over even large spectacles, can be folded up out of the way when not in use, carrying pouch included. One strength (the strongest): 4.00D (= 2X mag). Very simple design, very average quality lens, but very good price (leather pouch included).

This is too large to fit very small spectacles, I would recommend an ingenious single clip-on magnifier instead, click here.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: end-of-line, once these are sold there are no more, see above for approximate quantity in stock today. Actually, that's an awful lot of stock.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 6 dozen
Pack size: 12

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT




Price: (9 or fewer items) 3.90 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 49 items) 3.00 Including VAT
Price: (50 or more items) 2.40 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Double Loupe, 2 lenses combined = 10X

Double Loupe, 2 lenses combined = 10X

Ref: 7534

{Summary}
10X20 loupe. Two lenses on top of each other, approx. 6X and approx 4X magnification, can be used individually or combined to give 10X magnification.

This is exactly the same design as the previous item. This is a good example of identical-appearance loupes having different lenses. The Zeiss sells for £89.00, this one is £5.00.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here. - includes details of how magnification is calculated and why Zeiss keep changing the way they calculate it.
There are also reviews of loupes, click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.


{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X20

Lens material: plastic

Lens type: Unknown, will be the cheapest possible.

Type: jewellers' loupe (small, pocket-size, folds into its plastic casing)

Origin / brand: copy of a Zeiss loupe.

Casing: plastic

Finish: a tasteful deep blue

Presentation / extras: printed box


{Applications / Quality}
Generally, loupes are used by jewellers and antiques traders for looking at very small marks; by horologists and engineers for inspecting very small parts; by stamp and coin dealers; as a basic field instrument for biologists and geologists.

{Alternatives}
Anything really.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 72
Pack size: 72

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT

You need 100 or more? POA


Price: (4 or fewer items) 5.00 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 19 items) 4.74 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 4.20 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £3.25 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Wooden Stand with Magnifier (2-ball-bearings adjustable magnifier)

Wooden Stand with Magnifier (2-ball-bearings adjustable magnifier)

Ref: stand+-5X30or7X20

{Details}

Magnifier with ingenious mechanism, two ball bearings, easily adjustable to any angle, clips to a wooden stand. Included in the price: one stand and one magnifier.

Two sizes, the 7X20 is really quite powerful for this type of magnifier, the 5X30 is good for working with watches.

Find out about size, magnification and working distance click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 5.00 (4.17 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Also Wholesale}


Price: 6.60 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Two sizes £0.00

Select size

Pendant magnifier on cord

Pendant magnifier on cord

Ref: pdt-mag-2

{Summary}
3.5X magnification, 50mm diameter lens, black rim and matching cord.
Cord is 28 inches long (has an adjuster to make it shorter).
A good practical pendant magnifier for someone who doesn't want anything 'pretty'.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: : 3.5X50

Field of view: Vertically, 7 or 8 lines of text; horizontally, 3 or 4 words.

Origin / brand: : we import these China

Presentation: In a pouch, in a printed cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
You hang it around your neck. Then you don't lose it.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quanatity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 96
Sold in packs of 12

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website,
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT per order.


Price: (4 or fewer items) 3.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 9 items) 3.30 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 19 items) 3.00 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 2.76 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Hand Reader, large, adjustable, with four lights (lightmag)

Hand Reader, large, adjustable, with four lights (lightmag)

Ref: 2X-80X80

{Summary}
Magnifier with handle + four LED lights, adjustable handle, 2X magnification, lens size 80X80mm.

To download the instructions for this items click here.

Price per carton (50 magnfiiers) does not include batteries. Otherwise - batteries included.

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 2X 80X80

Field of view: Vertically: about 25 lines. Horizontally: about 1.5 newspaper columns, or most of a page of a paperback book.

Lens material: glass

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Presentation / extras: plain cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, readers are for reading text. That includes books, magazines and newspapers; maps and plans. Also good for the 'small print' on forms or the ingredients on food packets - providing it's not TOO small (or your close sight isn't VERY bad).

Specifically, the lens can be tilted for the most comfortable reading angle. For instance, for reading a newspaper on a table will find it comfortable to rest your hand on the table and tilt the lens; for map reading in a car you would keep the lens straight. What is so clever about this magnifier is that the four lights (one on each corner) give an even illumination no matter how the lens is tilted.

{Alternatives}
Need something MUCH more powerful? Try a small (pocket-size) general purpose magnifier, click here. But please do remember that the more powerful the lens, the smaller the field of view, so these small (pocket-size) magnifiers will show only one or two words at a time.


Price: (9 or fewer items) 7.50 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 49 items) 6.00 Including VAT
Price: (50 or more items) 3.90 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Russian 5X50 hand magnifier

Russian 5X50 hand magnifier

Ref: 5X50

{Details}
Quite powerful, at 5X magnification (50mm diameter). Thick black plastic holding a chunky lump of glass, so you get quite high magnification and a nice chunky bit of glass for your money.

As regards the quality, please be aware that what you get for £5.00 isn't the same as what you get (for instance) with a Eschenbach hand reader at £48.00, click on the picture above, then see what text looks like through the Eschenbach (click here). to see the difference. HOWEVER, you really are getting a 5X magnification decent-size lens which, for £5.00, could be considered good value.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Also Wholesale}

Availability: end-of-line, once these are sold there are no more.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100

There is a flat-rate postage charge for mainland UK of £10.00 + VAT per order, the purpose of this high postage charge is to discourage small orders.

Orders must be prepaid (we email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).

Cheque payment: dispatch upon cheque clearance.
Card payment: add 3%
Bank transfer: no surcharge, no delay, we'll do our best to dispatch the same working day.



Price: (9 or fewer items) 5.00 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 29 items) 4.20 Including VAT
Price: (30 or more items) 3.60 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Folding Magnifier - round, in soft case

Folding Magnifier - round, in soft case

Ref: FLDGRD

{Summary}
About 3X magnification, 30mm diameter lens, folds into soft case.

See also, small powerful folding magnifiers (jewellers loupes), click here

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 3X40

Field of view: vertically, 7 or 8 lines; horizontally 3 or 4 words

Lens material: glass

Origin / brand: we import these from India or China as available.

Casing: folds into a soft case (soft-leather-effect plastic)

Presentation: cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are the best 'general purpose' magnifiers; they are larger than the tiny super-powerful loupes used for hallmarks, gemstones, coins and stamps; they are pocket-size unlike most readers for books and newspapers; they are 'general purpose'; they are for reading text (be it the small print on a form or a tin in a supermarket), marks (e.g. on furniture or porcelain), larger insects and plants (spiders and leaves)...anything.

Specifically, this one has a nice soft case and is comfortable to carry in a pocket.

{Alternatives}
Need something larger? For reading magnifiers with handles are better in optical quality click here.

Need something more powerful? If they are more powerful they will be smaller, click here.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 96
Sold in packs of 24

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT


Price: (4 or fewer items) 2.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 19 items) 2.34 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 2.10 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Folding Magnifier - round, in hard case

Folding Magnifier - round, in hard case

Ref: FLDGRUS

{Summary}
About 4X magnification, 40mm diameter lens, folds into a hard plastic case

See also, small powerful folding magnifiers (jewellers loupes), click here

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 3X40

Field of view: vertically, 3 or 4 lines; horizontally about 2 words.

Lens material: glass

Origin / brand: we imported these from Russian (they are no longer available).

Casing: folds into a hard plastic case

Presentation: we'll probably be able to find you a clip-top polythene bag

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are the best 'general purpose' magnifiers; they are larger than the tiny super-powerful loupes used for hallmarks, gemstones, coins and stamps; they are pocket-size unlike most readers for books and newspapers; they are 'general purpose'; they are for reading text (be it the small print on a form or a tin in a supermarket), marks (e.g. on furniture or porcelain), larger insects and plants (spiders and leaves)...anything.

Specifically, this one is quite powerful for this type of magnifier.

{Alternatives}
Need something larger? For reading magnifiers with handles are better in optical quality click here.

Need something more powerful? If they are more powerful they will be smaller, click here.


Price: (4 or fewer items) 3.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 19 items) 3.30 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 3.00 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Stand Magnifier, 8X23 (8X mag / 23mm lens dia.)

Stand Magnifier, 8X23 (8X mag / 23mm lens dia.)

Ref: stand-8X23-(7504)

{Summary}

8X magnification, 23mm diameter lens

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}

Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X23

Maximum working distance: n/a (it's closed in)

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Construction / presentation: plastic lens, plastic casing, supplied in a printed cardboard box.

{Applications / Quality}

Generally, these are high power (like loupes) but on stands so that you don't have to hold them. Since they stand (i.e. stand flat) they are intended for use on flat objects such as stamps and coins, prints, paintings and photographs, and fabrics. Some are on 'open' stands, so you could use very fine (VERY fine) tools underneath; most have 'closed' stands - see each photograph.

Specifically, the bottom half of the stand is clear to let in light and...um...I can't think of anything else to say about this...it's OK, it works.

{Alternatives}
Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers

Too small? Need a stand magnifier that is larger, with space to work under? See our large stand magnifiers (bench magnifiers).

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use. click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.


Price: (4 or fewer items) 3.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 9 items) 3.30 Including VAT
Price: (10 or more items) 3.00 Including VAT

Quantity:  

See also: Eyeglasses

Stand Magnifier, 10X30 (10X mag / 30mm lens dia.)

Stand Magnifier, 10X30 (10X mag / 30mm lens dia.)

Ref: stand-10X30(SL30)

{Summary}
10X magnification, 25mm diameter lens

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 10X25

Maximum working distance: n/a (it's closed in)

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Construction / presentation: plastic lens, plastic casing, supplied in a printed cardboard box.

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are high power (like loupes) but on stands so that you don't have to hold them. Since they stand (i.e. stand flat) they are intended for use on flat objects such as stamps and coins, prints, paintings and photographs, and fabrics. Some are on 'open' stands, so you could use very fine (VERY fine) tools underneath; most have 'closed' stands - see each photograph.

Specifically, large clear bottom half, to let in lots of light, nice to handle.

{Alternatives}
Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers

Too small? Need a stand magnifier that is larger, with space to work under? See our large stand magnifiers (bench magnifiers).

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use. click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100
Pack size: 100

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT


Price: (4 or fewer items) 3.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 9 items) 3.30 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 19 items) 3.00 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 2.76 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

See also: Eyeglasses

Stand Magnifier, 7X50 (7X mag / 50mm lens dia.)

Stand Magnifier, 7X50 (7X mag / 50mm lens dia.)

Ref: stand-7X50(SL50)

{Summary}
7X magnification, 50mm diameter lens

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 7X50

Maximum working distance: n/a (it's closed in)

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Construction / presentation: plastic lens, plastic casing, supplied in a printed cardboard box.

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are high power (like loupes) but on stands so that you don't have to hold them. Since they stand (i.e. stand flat) they are intended for use on flat objects such as stamps and coins, prints, paintings and photographs, and fabrics. Some are on 'open' stands, so you could use very fine (VERY fine) tools underneath; most have 'closed' stands - see each photograph.

Specifically, large clear bottom half, to let in lots of light, nice to handle, good large lens.

{Alternatives}
Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers

Too small? Need a stand magnifier that is larger, with space to work under? See our large stand magnifiers (bench magnifiers).

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use. click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.


{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100
Sold in packs of 10

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT


Price: (4 or fewer items) 4.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 9 items) 4.26 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 19 items) 3.84 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 3.60 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

See also: Eyeglasses

Tiny clear plastic 'linen tester' magnifier, 8X15 lens

Tiny clear plastic 'linen tester' magnifier, 8X15 lens

Ref: JAN-LINEN-8X

{Summary}

Clear plastic, lens diameter 15mm, magnification 8X, base has lines measuring both inches and mm (to 15mm or 0.5'')

Limited quantity (see above for the quantity in stock) - once these are gone, there are no more.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

We have a calculator that shows you the working distance for any magnification, or the magnification for any working distance (Excel format), click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Type: Folding (linen tester)

Dimensions:

- top (the bit with the lens) - 22mm X 22mm
- lens (the circle in the top that is the actual lens) - 19mm dia.
- height (from lens to object) - 33mm
- base (the bit that rests on the object): - 26mm X 22mm
- folded 13mm high; 22mm wide; 35mm deep

Graduations around the base 10mm / 1mm and also 1/2iin. / 1/8in.

Magnification / lens size in mm: 8X15

Lens material: plastic

Origin / brand: China

Casing: acrylic

Finish: clear

Presentation / extras: strong plastic box with push-on lid

{Applications / quality}

A linen tester (also known as a linen prover) is a folding magnifier, traditionally used for measuring the threads-per-inch on linen, which is why it has a scale marked around the base. Today, they are mostly used for viewing stamps, coins, prints and photos - anything flat. They come in all sizes from 15mm to 90mm, one even has a light.

Specifically, this one is very small, its 20mm diameter lens is about the size you would find on a jewellers loupe, obvioulsly it's not the best optical quality (for £1.50 but it's quite useable.

{Alternatives}
Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers
or
you want a small stand magnifier, but not one that folds, and one that has a high quality lens? See our small stand magnifiers

Too small? Need a stand magnifier that is larger, with space to work under? See our large stand magnifiers (bench magnifiers).

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use. click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.


{Wholesale}
I haven't offered a wholesale price on these because

a) we only have a few, the retail price is way below normal
b) if you order 10 or more, you pay less than the wholesale price
c) available only while stocks last

however

if you want an import-quantity, the pack size (minimum quantity) will be somewhere between 144 and 360, the minimum spend is $5000.00 (about £3,300.00) and delivery is 3 to 4 months. Quotes available, serious enquiries only please.



Price: (4 or fewer items) 1.50 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 9 items) 1.43 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 19 items) 1.26 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 1.20 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Linen tester, 10x mag + light + scale

Linen tester, 10x mag + light + scale

Ref: lin10-L

{Summary}
Type: Folding (linen tester)

10X magnification, 12mm diameter lens, although it's small the image is very sharp, and the light makes all the difference in making the image even clearer, and the lens can be focused.

Limited quantity only (see "QUANTITY" for how many we have in stock today) - once these are gone, there are no more.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

To read an article about magnifiers and magnification click here

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: : 10X12

Maximum working distance: 20mm

Size open 40 X 40 X 35 mm

Size folded 40 X 40 X 15 mm

Light: : LED light built in

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Construction / presentation: plastic lens, black plastic casing, folds flat, scale moulded into base. Supplied in a pouch.

Measuring scale: marked in millimetres and also inches (down to 1/8ths).

{{Applications / quality}

Generally, a linen tester (also known as a linen prover) is a folding magnifier, traditionally used for measuring the threads-per-inch on linen, which is why it has a scale marked around the base. Today, they are mostly used for viewing stamps, coins, prints and photos - anything flat. They come in all sizes from 15mm to 90mm, one even has a light.

Specifically, this one has the smallest lens, 12mm diameter, but the combination of a light plus being able to focus the lens makes this the nicest of the small linen testers, very sharp image.

{Alternatives}
Not quite what you were looking for? You want a magnifier that rests on the page for reading? We have a few of these, especially designed for the partially-sighted, see our rest-on-page magnifiers
or
you want a small stand magnifier, but not one that folds, and one that has a high quality lens? See our small stand magnifiers

Too small? Need a stand magnifier that is larger, with space to work under? See our large stand magnifiers (bench magnifiers).

Almost right, but you DO need something considerably more powerful (a large single lens is ALWAYS low-power), AND it must still give stereo vision. Try the type of head-worn magnifier surgeons use. click here. These are good for watch repairing or for work on micro-circuits.

Not good enough?! Need a microscope? click here.

!!larger magnifiers on stands. Or if you want a large workbench-type magnifier large enough to work with both hands under the lens, see our largest magnifiers on stands

{Wholesale}
I haven't offered a wholesale price on these because

a) we only have a few, the retail price is way below normal
b) if you order 10 or more, you pay less than the wholesale price
c) available only while stocks last

however

if you want an import-quantity, the pack size (minimum quantity) will be somewhere between 144 and 360, the minimum spend is $5000.00 (about £3,300.00) and delivery is 3 to 4 months. Quotes available, serious enquiries only please.



Price: (4 or fewer items) 4.90 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 9 items) 4.64 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 19 items) 4.14 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 3.90 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional Extra, lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Light-Loupe, 4X with light (lightmag)

Light-Loupe, 4X with light (lightmag)

Ref: LLP4

{Details}

Illuminated magnifier, 35mm diameter lens, 4X magnification, perfectly made so that it throws the light in exactly the right direction, my favourite combination of size and strength. Takes two AA-size batteries, supplied.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.
There are also reviews of loupes, click here

We have a calculator that shows you the working distance for any magnification, or the magnification for any working distance (Excel format), click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: end-of-line, once these are sold there are no more, see above for approximate quantity in stock today.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 96
Sold in complete packs of 24

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT

You need 50 or more? POA


Price: (9 or fewer items) 5.00 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 29 items) 4.20 Including VAT
Price: (30 or more items) 3.60 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Optional lens cleaner (safe on all lenses) £2.55 + VAT £2.90 incl. VAT

Double Folding Magnifier, 2 lenses combined = 10X

Double Folding Magnifier, 2 lenses combined = 10X

Ref: DB5


{Summary}
Large loupe / small folding magnifier. Two 30mm diameter lenses, each is 5X magnification, use them individually or fold them on top of each other = 10X magnification.

Slightly domed casing is very nice to hold.

If it looks familiar, this might be because it's a copy of an expensive Bausch & Lomb design.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.
There are also reviews of loupes, click here

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 5X30 + 5X30 = 10X30

Lens material: plastic

Lens type: each magnifier is a single lens

Type: small folding magnifier

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Casing: plastic

Finish: black

Presentation / extras: printed cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, loupes are used by jewellers and antiques traders for looking at very small marks; by horologists and engineers for inspecting very small parts; by stamp and coin dealers; as a basic field instrument for biologists and geologists.

Specifically, this loupe is suitable for those who want the 'flexibility' of more than one magnification without the expense of buying high quality jewellers' loupes. This is half way between a "general purpose folding magnifier" and a specialist "jewellers' loupe". For a simple lens, the optical quality is quite acceptable. You could even use it for reading VERY tiny print on food packaging.

{Alternatives}
Not sure? Try a larger folding magnifier, click here.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100
Pack size: (actually, 144, but we have less than 144 remaining)

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT

You need 100 or more? POA


Price: (2 or fewer items) 4.50 Including VAT
Price: (3 to 19 items) 4.26 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 3.00 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Double Folding Magnifier, 2 lenses combined = 14X

Double Folding Magnifier, 2 lenses combined = 14X

Ref: DBL14

{Summary}
Loupe / small folding magnifier. Two 20mm diameter lenses, one is 6X magnification and the other is 8X magnification, use them individually or fold them on top of each other = 14X magnification.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

There are also reviews of loupes, click here

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: 6X20 + 8X20 = 14X20

Lens material: plastic

Lens type: Single lens

Type: small folding magnifier

Origin / brand: we import these from China

Casing: plastic

Finish: black

Presentation / extras: white cardboard box

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, loupes are used by jewellers and antiques traders for looking at very small marks; by horologists and engineers for inspecting very small parts; by stamp and coin dealers; as a basic field instrument for biologists and geologists.

Specifically, this loupe is suitable for those who want the 'flexibility' of two magnifications, amounting to 14X (more powerful than most loupes). This is the size of a large loupe. The quality is quite OK for ocassional use.

{Alternatives}
Not sure? Try a larger folding magnifier, click here.

You need 50 or more? POA


Price: (4 or fewer items) 5.00 Including VAT
Price: (5 to 19 items) 4.74 Including VAT
Price: (20 or more items) 4.20 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Hanging Balance 100g. (Silver)

Hanging Balance 100g. (Silver)

Ref: POSTALSCALE-SILVER

{Details}

Based on the Victorian design (they made these in brass, elaborately hand-engraved)...though this one is made on a machine in China.

Capacity 100g. Finest division 1g. Also marked in ounces.

Perfect as a letter balance if you merely need to know if the item weighs less than 100g.
Also good for weighing small items of jewellery.

We have a very similar scale in black, click here to see.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Also Wholesale}
Availability: these are part of a one-off "job lot", once they are sold there are no more at this price, see above for approximate quantity in stock today.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 60
Pack size: 30

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT



Price: (9 or fewer items) 2.00 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 29 items) 1.80 Including VAT
Price: (30 or more items) 1.50 Including VAT

Quantity:  

Postcard-Size Fresnel - 4 X5 inches (135X95mm)

Postcard-Size Fresnel - 4 X5 inches (135X95mm)

Ref: fres-pcd

{Summary}
About 2.5X magnification. 0.5mm thick (thin enough to be cut with a knife), postcard-size, about 4 X 5 inches (more precisely, 35 X 95mm).

The 'lenses' are cut into the plastic as micro-grooves (very clever), as invented by Augustin-Jean Fresnel (pronounced "Fren-nel") in about 1818, and originally used as the 'magnifiers' around the lights of lighthouses. To use a Fresnel magnifier you must hold it a few inches above the object, they do not work by resting on top of the object.

Read all about magnification and how to choose a magnifier, click here.

This is a very low value item. We have a minimum order charge of 7.50 (6.25 + VAT). Is this the only item you require? You may wish to buy more than one, or add some other items to the order.

{Technical}
Magnification / lens size in mm: About 2.5X, credit-card-size.

Field of view: vertically, about a third of a page (of a paperback book); horizontally, nearly the width of a page (about two newspaper columns).

Lens material: plastic

Origin / brand: imported by us from China.

Presentation: it comes in its own clear plastic wallet.

{Applications / Quality}
Generally, these are flat (well, not 100% two-dimensional, but very thin), the thinnest can be cut with a modelling knife if you want to make it smaller; they can fit into credit card holder or be used as a book mark.

Specifically, small enough to slip into a bag or pocket or use as a bookmark. Can be cut with a knife, e.g. to fit over a sat-nav. or smartphone display (you'd have to make yourself a cardboard 'stand' to keep it at the right distance).

{Alternatives}
Conventional reading magnifiers with handles are better in optical quality click here. And small (pocket-size) general purpose folding magnifiers are more powerful. click here.

{Also Whoeslae}
Availability: see above for approximate quantity in stock today. This is an item we import.

Minimum wholesale quantity: 100
Please note this particular item is branded QUICKTEST with our contact details, so possibly not suitable for resale.
We can over-print them for you, minimum quantity 2000, delivery 2 to 3 months.

Genuine wholesale enquiries only, please email your details including the URL of your website.
No returns accepted so if you're not sure, buy just one item at the retail price.
No free samples.
Orders must be prepaid (we will email a proforma invoice for your accounts department).
Payment by cheque or bank transfer.
There is a flat-rate postage charge (on UK wholesale orders) of £10.00 + VAT


Price: (9 or fewer items) 2.50 Including VAT
Price: (10 to 49 items) 2.00 Including VAT
Price: (50 or more items) 1.75 Including VAT

Quantity:  

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