Catalogue Number: 3736
Leather wallet spectacle case for Coles & Garrard
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Mid 20th century
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Dark blue leather spectacle case of wallet form with blue flock lining and press stud closure. Gilt embossed: 'COLES & GARRARD/ BENDIGO-GEELONG/ MELBOURNE'. Size: 152 x 72 x 22mm.
Historical Significance: This spectacle case belonged to the donor's grandmother.Coles & Garrard was founded in march 1922 and became the largest optometry firm in Melbourne until it was sold to OPSM in 1988.
How Acquired: Donated by Jennifer Bartley
Date Acquired: August 2019
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 4 Drawer 5