Round eye shell spectacles

Catalogue Number: 2148
Round eye shell spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930s
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Round-eye shell (cellulose nitrate?) spectacle frame in dark imitation tortoiseshell, keyhole bridge, hockey temples, exposed pin joint rivets. No frame designation but measured size is 38/23. Glazed with glass single vision lenses R and L approx +5.00 D sph. Over all dimensions 120 x 40 mm.
Historical Significance: Spectacles of this type were commonly worn in the 1930s and 1940s, especially in the UK
How Acquired: Donated by Don MacRaild. Project coordinator Vanuatu Prevention of Blindness Project
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Condition: Good except for slight defect in right temple
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 13

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