Gold-filled rimless spectacles with curl sides in case

Catalogue Number: 2498
Gold-filled rimless spectacles with curl sides in case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Corporation: Shuron Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1940
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Gold-filled rimless 4-hole spectacles with adjustable pads, unusually shaped lenses, curl sides and bridge marked Shuron 1/10 12 th 6F, glazed with glass single vision lenses of minimal power contained in maroon fabric covered metal snap case with red velvet lining. Case is stamped on top with W M PETTIT / CERTIFIED OPTICIAN / WARRAGUL / PHONE 178
Historical Significance: Shuron is a very well known optical products manufacturer founded in 1865. W M Pettit was one of the first optometrists to be registered in Victoria in 1936 (See Cat No 888) although he was in practice as a jeweller/optician before registration of optometrists commenced in 1936.
How Acquired: Donated by Veeda and David Oakley
Date Acquired: Sep 2014
Condition: Spectacles have a chip in left lens otherwise good. Case fair
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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