Steel (?cast iron) large round eye spectacles

Catalogue Number: 791
Steel (?cast iron) large round eye spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1785
Time Period: 18th C and earlier
Description Of Item: Large round eye spectacles, steel or cast iron, Saddle bridge. Front only; both sides missing. Glazed; Right lens very poor quality, R: +3.25 DS L:+0.75/-0.25x50. W: 12.2 cm x D: 3.8 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Charles Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Poor: missing sides
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 6

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