Gold-filled rimless spectacles with case

Catalogue Number: 2308
Gold-filled rimless spectacles with case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Gold-filled wire rimless frame with facetted curl sides and pad bridge. Flat glass lenses about R & L +0.50 D mounted by 4 drill holes and gold screws. Contained in a small metal snap case covered in brown fabric and gold stamped on front 'Ophthalmic optician / PERCY BINGEMAN / London House / 97 Elizabeth Street Melb / (2nd floor).' Case also contains original yellow eye-glass cleaning cloth advertising ' EYE GLASS WIPER / For the latest in glasses / Percy Bingeman / (27 years Optician at Gaunt's) / 2nd floor LONDON HOUSE / 97 ELIZABETH ST MELBOURNE / PHONE 5324'
How Acquired: Donated by Bruce Dudon, spectacle maker, Woodend
Date Acquired: April 2013
Condition: Glasses good, case worn, wiper good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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