Round-eye shell pince nez with fused bifocal lenses

Catalogue Number: 1942
Round-eye shell pince nez with fused bifocal lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Southbridge, USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: American Optical Company
Description Of Item: Round-eye light tortoise shell coloured rims with gold cased bridge with elaborate adjusting nose pads and small finger grips. The lenses are periscopic fused bifocals approx +3.0 D sph R and L Add + 3.50 D. Bridge is stamped but illegible. 110 x 43 mm.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: Sept 2011
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9

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