Oval-eye nickel (?) metal spectacles in black snap case

Catalogue Number: 2741
Oval-eye nickel (?) metal spectacles in black snap case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England?
Description Of Item: Oval-eye nickel (?) spectacle frame, 110 x 27 mm, with W bridge and curl sides. No markings but size would be 36/22. Glazed with glass tinted (Crookes A1) flat-base lenses, power approx +7.00 D sph, contained in a metal snap case, 125 x 45 mm, covered in black grained leather and lined with green velvet. No supplier's identification but on the base of the case is a small blind stamp of the word ' Swiss '
Historical Significance: The donor, Mr John Boxshall, is the grandson of a Mr John Garratt a Melbourne optometrist, who is presumed to be the successor to the practice of Miss H Moody. He practised at the same address as Miss Moody in Centeway, Collins Street, Melbourne (see Cat No. 2739 and 2740).
How Acquired: Donated by John Boxshall, Carlton
Date Acquired: Mar 2009
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 3

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