Faux tortoiseshell spectacle case

Catalogue Number: 2557
Faux tortoiseshell spectacle case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1945
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Germany
Description Of Item: Faux tortoiseshell wallet style snap spectacle case, 134 x 55 mm, with violet velvet lining, marked underneath with a circular logo and DRGM
Historical Significance: The marking stands for Deutsches Reiches Gebrauchs Musterschutz officially patenting German products until c 1950
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Grahame, Melbourne optical wholesaler, ex the practice of Len Angior, Melbourne optometrist
Date Acquired: Dec 2014
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 4

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