Catalogue Number: 651
Iron rimmed spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1770
Time Period: 18th C and earlier
Description Of Item: Iron spectacles c1720. Small oval eye, saddle bridge, straight sides with round loop for ribbon. One lens missing, other cracked +3.50 DS. Found in a farmhouse near Bannockburn, Scotland. W 11.1 cm x D 3.2 cm.
Historical Significance: Probably the oldest frame in the VCO collection.
How Acquired: Donated by C W Kett, honorary life member of the College
Condition: Poor; one lens missing, other cracked
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 10