Catalogue Number: 3315
World War 2 era round eye curl side spectacles with curiously engraved lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1940
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Round eye spectacles with saddle bridge and curl sides in nickel alloy frame. Flat plano glass lenses, each scribed vertically and horizontally. Right lens inscribed '68 x 8 x 3 x 21'. Frame PD is 68mm. The significance of the other figures is unknown. 120mm x 55mm.
Historical Significance: This style of frame was supplied for use under gas masks during WW2.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum
Date Acquired: May 2017
Condition: Good but frame corroded.
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 1