Catalogue Number: 2351
Oroton spectacles with single vision lenses in snap case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Time Period: 21st C
Description Of Item: Spectacle frame with rectangular eye shape, silver rim front with brown flex temples, adjustable pad bridge, printed inside right temple SANDY 11 807 RBN 53/18 - 135 and inside left temple OROTON HAND MADE, glazed with single vision CR39 lenses R and L +2.50 D, with braided neck cord attached and contained in dark brown snap case with brown internal fabric lining. Overall dimensions: frame 130 x 30 mm, Case 160 x 57 mm.
Historical Significance: Oroton is an Australian luxury fashion accessories company known for its leather handbags. Oroton is owned by the Oroton Group which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and has held the license for the Polo Ralph Lauren in Australia and New Zealand since about 1990. Oroton was developed from a simple sole trader in 1936 to a private company called Boyd Lane & Co. Pty Ltd in 1939 and then becoming a public company under the name Oroton International in 1987. In 2002, the company was renamed Oroton Group.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Dec 2013
Condition: Good except both temples have lost impressed O and case is water damaged
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 17