Catalogue Number: 3687
Folding Magnifier in Black Plastic Case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: U.S.S.R
Description Of Item: black plastic rimed magnifying lens which folds into a protective case 65 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm embossed with Cyrillic characters which translate as 'Plastmassovay', 2,5 x and u 90 k on one face and a diagrammatic logo of a prism transmitting light on the other. Lens power 10 dioptres.
Historical Significance: A simple folding magnifier made in the USSR and purchased in Australia. Plastmassovay is a Russian manufacturer of assorted plastic items for domestic use.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 03/06/2019
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 4