Catalogue Number: 2312
Lorgnette with slip in leather slip-in case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Germany
Publisher/Manufacturer: Modernoptik Gmbh
Description Of Item: Unglazed granite-coloured shell lorgnette without stem but with an elongated right side for a finger hold with a clip on the back. Marked on the back 'Actuell Couture Made in Germany Mod 996 (140). Overall dimensions 145 x 25 mm. Contained in original slip in leather case marked Actuell Couture.
Historical Significance: ACTUELL was the trademark of MODERNOPTIK GMBH in D-70839 GERLINGEN/WURTT. It was registered in 1975 and expired in 2005.
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Dudon, spectacle maker, Woodend
Date Acquired: April 2013
Condition: Lorgnette excellent, veneer on leather container worn and chipped
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 4