Catalogue Number: 2921
Brass and tortoise shell opera glasses in case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Telescopes, binoculars, opera glasses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1890
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Europe
Description Of Item: Brass and tortoise shell opera glasses, flared barrels covered with a thin veneer of tortoise shell (both cracked). In original hinged case; outer coated with black leatherette, inner lined with pale blue satin and velvet. Size: 105 x 70 x 40 mm.
How Acquired: Donated by Pamela Sutton
Date Acquired: July 2016
Condition: Fair; tortoise shell cracked, focussing mechanism loose.
Location: Archive Office. Cabinet One Drawer 4