Catalogue Number: 3383
Rimless progressive power spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 2010
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Germany (Glasses) Denmark (Case)
Description Of Item: Rimless three-piece frame, with white metal bridge and adjustable pads, wine coloured plastic hockey sides with wire-like white metal hinges, glazed with CR39 progressive power lenses. Marked on the inside of the right side 'Free form HD acetate B titanium' and inside the left side 'Gray-neon Purple/gun CE' contained in a hard plastic black snap case marked outside 'Prodesign Denmark'. 135 mm W x 34mm H.
Historical Significance: These glasses were worn by Professor Barry Cole AO, professor of optometry at the University of Melbourne.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: July 2017
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 1