Catalogue Number: 3815
Oval pince-nez with Fits-U bridge
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Designer/inventor: American Optical Company
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Frame: USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Optical Company
Description Of Item: Pince-nez, silver coloured metal oval frame with 'Fits-U' fingerpiece bridge fitting. Chain (remnant) fitted through hole drilled in lens. Rear of bridge imprinted 'FITS-U'. Nose pad mount imprinted with American Optical logo of interlocking 'A' and 'O' and another mark, perhaps a circle in a square. Engraved pattern on eyerims and bridge. Glazed +1.50 DS R & L. 100mm W x 36 mm D.
Historical Significance: Bought as part of Lot 130, Brighton & Hove Auctions, UK, 26 July 2019.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken
Date Acquired: August 2019
Condition: Very good but chain lacks earpiece
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9