Catalogue Number: 2337
Gold mounted rimless pince-nez in snap case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England?
Description Of Item: Rimless pince-nez with gold mountings, oval eye shape, flat glass lenses R and L + 4.00 D sph. Right lens has a drilled hole at the outer margin to take cord or chain (not present). The gold flexible bridge attaches at the midline of the lenses by conventional drill holes. Finger piece has unusually long nose pads. Case brown fabric covered metal snap case with brown velvet lining and is gold stamped 'S. RELPH / F.S.M.C. F.B.O.A. F.I.O M.P.S. 14 BROADWAY, LEIGH ON SEA
Historical Significance: The optometrist has a full set of UK qualifications typical of the first half of the 20th C and is also a pharmacist. Leigh on Sea is on the north side of the Thames Estuary in the UK 50 km west of London.
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Dudon, spectacle maker, Woodend
Date Acquired: April 2013
Condition: Good except for pad on left nose pad lost.
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13