Brown rimmed gold pince-nez with snap case

Catalogue Number: 2309
Brown rimmed gold pince-nez with snap case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Gold oval-shaped pince-nez, rims covered with dark brown shell material, finger grip nose piece with spring loaded small plastic pads, glazed with very low power flat lenses. Right lens has a drilled hole near outer margin to hold (a later) elastic cord. Contained in a small metal snap case covered in worn blue cloth. Label inside lid reading ' W.J. AIRD (PERCY BINGEMAN / Optician / London House / 97 Elizabeth Street Melb.'
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Dudon, spectacle maker, Woodend
Date Acquired: April 2013
Condition: Glasses very good, case worn
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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