Round eye 'tortoise shell' pince nez

Catalogue Number: 1946
Round eye 'tortoise shell' pince nez
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1910
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Description Of Item: Round eye 'tortoise shell' pince nez with 'gold' spring bridge affixed to the rim with large gold clips. Nose pads are an extension of the shell rim and are surface ridged to grip the nose. The rim of the right eye is extended to provide a handle and loop for a chain or cord. Glazed with + 3.00 D shp R and L. Underneath of the bridge is stamped 'Newport'. 110 mm x 48 mm.
Historical Significance: Similar to Cat No 1886
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Sept 2011
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9

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