Catalogue Number: 2145
Old English patents for spectacles from 1783 to the end of the 19th century
Editor: LEACH Alan (Compiler)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1998
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Ophthalmic Antiques International Collectors' Club
Description Of Item: Illustrated card covers, 71 pages, illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings from the original patents and contemporary advertisements.
Historical Significance: This book is a companion to the author's later book on spectacle patents from 1900 to 1910 (Cat No 2144). This is a useful reference source for dating spectacles and charting their evolution.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Museum (from OAICC $16)
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Condition: Brand new
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5