Fulvue shell spectacles

Catalogue Number: 1308
Fulvue shell spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1950
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Plastic framed spectacles in tortoise shell-look colours. Saddle bridge, hockey sides. Almost round eye. Size: 116mm x 40mm
Historical Significance: This was a commonly used spectacle frame in the 1930s to 1950s, Ful-vue frame is defined as one in which the sides and side hinges are located higher than the datum line so that peripheral vision is not obstructed. They were probably first designed and manufactured by the American Optical Company in 1930. http://www.antiquespectacles.com/american_optical/american_optical.htm
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: July 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 14

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