Gas Mask Spectacles in case

Catalogue Number: 1333
Gas Mask Spectacles in case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1942
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Britain
Description Of Item: Snug fitting spectacles for use under a gas mask. Round eye spectacles with curl sides. Nickel alloy frame, glazed. Blue snap case with velvet lining. Label inside case:'This spectacle frame is designed for ordinary use and for use when wearing a respirator. When the respirator is fitted, the spectacle sides are adjusted to the correct setting for the wearer's face. Care must be taken to keep the sides at the correct setting, otherwise gas may leak in when the respirator is worn. If in any doubt as to the fitting of the spectacles, the matter should be reported to the Medical Officer.' W:11.3cm x D:4.2cm
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum for $20
Date Acquired: September 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 14

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