6-inch Pocket Spyglass
- 6 X 1 ¾ inches open
- 3 X 1 ¾ inches closed
- x5 times magnification
- Gift boxed
Fit for a young pirate, explorer, or detective, this pocket spyglass is the perfect gift. Made of brass and leather, it fits in your pocket and is ready when you need it.
When Richard O'Bryen, captain of the Philadelphia ship Dauphin, penned his July 12, 1790, letter to Thomas Jefferson, he had been a captive of the Barbary pirates in Algeria for almost five years.
Richard O'Bryen's letter, held in the National Archives, and others helped bring attention to an unexpected problem the federal government inherited from the government under the Articles of Confederation: pirates.