Round eye reversible spectacle frame

Catalogue Number: 847
Round eye reversible spectacle frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles, reversible
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Rolled gold reversible round eye spectacle frame, unglazed. Swivel bridge and revolving curl sides allow frame to be inverted. W: 11.9 cm x D: 4.1 cm
Historical Significance: Reversible spectacles were generally for monocular use, usually with one lens for distance and the other for reading at near.
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Charles Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Excellent
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 7

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