Catalogue Number: 2871
Gaspari Frames Mounts Oxfords
Sub-Category: Product catalogue
Corporation: J. GASPARI & CO INC
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1938
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: New York, N.Y.
Publisher/Manufacturer: J Gaspari & Co
Description Of Item: Booklet, purple card covers, 180 x 255 mm, with gold print, stapled, 24 pages, profusely illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.
Historical Significance: Gaspari & Co was founded in the 1920s by Joseph Gaspari (1890-1964) of New York. An internet search shows that he and his company took out numerous patents for the design of spectacle frame in the 1920s to the 1940s. This catalogue illustrates spectacle frame styles in the late 1930s and includes Oxford and rimless pince-nez, Zylonite round-eye frames with hockey sides, rimless and semi-rimless mountings and lorgnettes. This catalogue is an excellent illustration of spectacle frame styles in the 1930s/
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Dundon, antique ophthalmic collector, Williamstown
Date Acquired: May 2016
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 7