Catalogue Number: 3194
Anglo American Model 132 Spectacle Frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle frame
Corporation: Anglo American Optical Company Ltd.
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: United Kingdom
Publisher/Manufacturer: Anglo American Optical Company Ltd
Description Of Item: Unglazed Ladies multicoloured acetate frame. Left temple marked Mod 132 56 x 20 MLC 2
Historical Significance: Anglo American Optical Company Ltd was founded in London in 1882 producing had made shell frames The company still operates (2016) but most manufacturing is done in China. The model 132 is an example of the large, coloured shell frames popular in the 1980s.
How Acquired: Donated by Wayne Lyons, Optical Dispenser Malvern Optical Clinic
Date Acquired: 28/11/2016
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 1