Rimless pince-nez with retracting chain

Catalogue Number: 2669
Rimless pince-nez with retracting chain
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Rimless pince-nez, 110 x 30 mm, with oval C bridge, cork faced pads, original label on right lens stating the optical power of the lens 0.81/48 (=1.00 D). Retractable gold chain attached through a drilled hole in the right lens. The chain retracts into round metal holder that has a lapel pin on the back so it serves as a brooch. On the base of the 'brooch' is engraved ' m1g-EKLIPS/Patent No 12855/Made in Aden '
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Sept 2015
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9

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