Catalogue Number: 2933
Gold frame with 'tortoise shell' rim covers and curl sides, unglazed
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle frame
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1940
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: United Kingdom
Description Of Item: Gold frame, 110 x 35 mm, pantoscopic eye shape, 'tortoise shell' rim covers, gold bridge with nose pads, and curl sides part covered with 'tortoise shell', unglazed. There are markings on the inside of the shell covering of the sides and behind the bridge which appear to be 'WO/C' for the Wheway Optical Company Ltd.
Historical Significance: This is a mint example of a very popular style of spectacle frame from the 1930s to the 1950s.
How Acquired: Donated by Estate of William Cooper, member of the College, via Peter Lewis
Date Acquired: Mar 2016
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 17