Shell fulvue style spectacles

Catalogue Number: 2156
Shell fulvue style spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Imitation tortoise shell spectacle frame (cellulose nitrate?) early fulvue frame design, keyhole bridge, pin joint rivets, hockey temples. No frame markings. Size measured as 38/22. Overall 120 x 38 mm. Glazed R and L with very low power glass lenses.
Historical Significance: This was a style of frame in very common use from 1920 until about 1955.
How Acquired: Donated by Donald MacRaild. Project coordinator Vanuatu Prevention of Blindness Project
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Condition: Shell crazing & crack on bridge, otherwise good.
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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