Holmes Booth & Haydens brass Petzval lens No. 577 #4044


Exceedingly rare, early American made lens, dates to around 1854, more info on HB&H lenses can be found here:


• No flange or waterhouse stops, though a slot for stops is present
• Original shade and brass front cap are included
• Radial drive works nicely
• Glass generally clean with some sings of aging and minor internal debris, no major issues to report
• Some dust inside
• Physical length excluding lens shade ~3", glass is 1.5" across

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