Gold rimless spectacles with case and cleaning cloth

Catalogue Number: 2150
Gold rimless spectacles with case and cleaning cloth
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles with case
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Engraved gold spectacles with curl sides and adjustable pads bridge. Glazed with single vision glass lenses each secured by a single screw fitting adjacent to the bridge. Illegible stamping on inside temples and back of bridge, possibly RAV 50 or AO. Contained in a wine-colour metal snap case gilt stamped underneath 'Edna T Gill/FVOA MVOA/Optician/F.J. Gill / Co/Warrnambool' and block stamped by the case maker 'BRITISH/MN'. Also included is an original cleaning cloth for Edna McGill
How Acquired: Donated by Donald MacRaild. Project coordinator Vanuatu Prevention of Blindness Project
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Condition: Good except case hinge stiff and cloth fair
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 16

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