logologo-optometry

Brass nose spectacles

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Catalogue Number: 849
Brass nose spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Brass nose spectacles: round eye with simple arched bridge. Plano lenses (one cracked). No sides.
Historical Significance: This is probably a twentieth century reproduction of a late eighteenth century style - it has modern screws.
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Cyril Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Good but one lens cracked
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 7

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