Gregory Bell shooting spectacles

Catalogue Number: 948
Gregory Bell shooting spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles, shooting
Designer/inventor: William Knight Gregory
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1900
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: W Gregory & Co Ltd, 51 Strand, London
Description Of Item: Shooting spectacles: blued steel frame; round eye, X-bridge, straight sides with loop ends. Bridge padded with red velvet. One eye flat plano grey tinted lens. Other eye has patented design of a rotating disc with 5 pinholes of different sizes for use in rifle shooting. Stamped on front: Gregory Bell Orthoptic/ W.Gregory & Co Ltd/51 Strand London W. Stamped on back: Patent 12113 1900. Engraved: F Jones F.R.C. W:12.3 cm x D: 3.9 cm
Historical Significance: See cat No 994 for original patent application number 12,113 for Improvements in Orthoptics or Spectacles to Facilitate the Aiming of Rifles and the Like.
How Acquired: Donated by S D C Tovey, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 2

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