Catalogue Number: 2743
Aphakic spectacles in aluminium oval-eye curl side frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Aluminium oval-eye spectacle frame with curl sides, 195 x 28 mm, and W bridge. No size or maker markings. Size measures 36/22. The frame is fitted with flat black shell margins in which are fitted circular, 17 mm diameter, flat glass lenses, R and L +11.00 D Sph.
Historical Significance: The donor, Mr John Boxshall, is the grandson of a Mr John Garratt a Melbourne optometrist, who practised at Centeway, Collins Street, Melbourne, a practice address also used by Miss H Moody, the first woman optometrist in Victoria. Search the donor field for the donor 'Boxshall' for more items from the practices of John Garratt and Miss H Moody and more information about them.
How Acquired: Donated by John Boxshall, Carlton
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13