Steel spectacle frame with monocular magnifying lens

Catalogue Number: 2118
Steel spectacle frame with monocular magnifying lens
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Magnifiers
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1920
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Steel spectacle frame, round eye 39 mm diameter, double saddle bridge, reversible curl sides, right lens;frosted flat plano, left lens: 25mm diameter high plus (+36.5DS) biconvex lens fitted in a 7mm wide black annulus (in the style of Martin's margin). The double bridge and reversible sides allow the magnifier to be used for either eye.Stored in trial case Item 2116
Historical Significance: The previous owner, Isaac Cynamon, was a jeweller in Berlin who migrated to Australia in 1938. This item was in the trial lens set (Cat No 2116) donated by the descendants of Mr Cynamon. It was probably used as a magnifier in his work as a jeweller.
How Acquired: Donated by Grand daughter of Isaac Cynamon
Date Acquired: Jan 1999
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 2

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