Catalogue Number: 1477
Nupronite night driving spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Protective eyewear
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1950
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London, England
Description Of Item: Boxed night driving spectacles. Yellow flat plano lenses with silver mirror finish in wearer's upper right field of each lens (to minimise glare of oncoming lights). Tortoise-shell look cat's eye frame. Frames: W:13.0cm x D:5.0cm. Original cardboard box: Nuprosal/ Nupronite/ 'CAT'S EYES' NIGHT DRIVING SPECTACLES OUTSTANDING IN DESIGN AND QUALITY/ MANUFACTURED BY OPTICAL CRAFTSMEN/ MADE IN ENGLAND BY NUPRO LONDON/ MODEL: CAT'S EYES/ LENSES: SUPER/ COLOUR: AUTUMN LEAF/ Price added by hand: 2 pound 17 shillings and 6 pence.
Historical Significance: Position of lens silvering shows that these are designed for use in right hand drive cars.
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 3