Gold and shell round eye spectacles with case

Catalogue Number: 2157
Gold and shell round eye spectacles with case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Round eye spectacles. crystal (discoloured) shell eye rims fitted to gold metal saddle bridge and gold curl temples. Inside L temple stamped 1/20 M. Glazed R and L with approx -6 D sph glass lenses with light blue tint. Contained in a defective black metal snap case with original owners name label (illegible) inside lid. Frame size 38/22, overall size 110 x 40 mm, case 125 x 50 mm.
How Acquired: Donated by Donald MacRaild. Project coordinator Vanuatu Prevention of Blindness Project
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Condition: Fair. Shell discoloured, R rim broken (with modern repair) and defective case
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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