A Handcross multifit hood and flter holder, and a similar Griffin Planiscope close up lens, both came from same Ebay seller.
The Handcross universal hood and filter holder dates from the 1930/40 period, and the Planiscope from about 1910/30. The Planiscop contains a close up lens, and came with it's original celluloid box. To use you squeeze the levers or the knobs, and the jaws open over quite a range of sizes.
Both expanding arms once had rubber sheaths on the bars, long rotted away. I will replace with electrical heat shrink sheathing.
Last Edit: Feb 26, 2015 15:29:30 GMT -5 by Stephen