Catalogue Number: 3395
Engelhardt Hi-Rise 2 gents spectacle frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle frame
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Australia
Publisher/Manufacturer: Englehardt Eyewear Pty Ltd
Description Of Item: Unglazed 'gold' metal spectacle frame, 190 x 40 mm, with plastic hockey ends to the temples and a height adjusting bridge that slides to raise or lower the spectacles on the nose. Marked on the inside of the right temple ' ENGELHARDT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD' and on the inside of the left temple 'HI-RISE 2 52 X 22 V8 DESIGN 280-909 with '3-7-9' on the inside of the hockey end. To new gallery.
Historical Significance: Engelhardt Eyewear Pty Ltd is a business specailising in spectacles located in Richmond, South Australia. This model was especially popular with players of billiards.
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: Aug 2017