Rimless pince-nez in small metal snap case

Catalogue Number: 2670
Rimless pince-nez in small metal snap case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Small oval-eye rimless pince-nez, 100 x 30 mm, glazed with very low power flat lenses, fitted with gold finger piece bridge and a gold chain with ear hook affixed to the pince-nez through a hole drilled in the right lens. The pince-nez is contained in a small metal snap case with faded imitation reptile skin covering and lined with soiled beige imitation hide. The case is stamped 'VICTOR H WASTELL / FVOA / OPHTHALMIC OPTICIAN / BALLARAT
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Sept 2015
Condition: Case fair, pince-nez good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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