Shell covered gold spectacles and case

Catalogue Number: 2158
Shell covered gold spectacles and case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1935
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Gold spectacle frame with rims, bridge and curl temples all covered with faux tortoiseshell, pad bridge, no markings, glazed with L round fused bifocal lens, R single vision lens, contained in metal snapcase covered in faux black reptile skin, gold stamped on top 'Certified Optician/S.B. Abotomey/Capitol House/109 Swanston St., /MELBOURNE' Measured frame size 40/24 Overall size: Frame 110 x 36 mm Case 125 x 55 mm.
How Acquired: Donated by Donald MacRaild. Project coordinator Vanuatu Prevention of Blindness Project
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Condition: Fair. L temple covering badly perished.
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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