Catalogue Number: 1916
Folding steel pince-nez with mid-blue lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Folding steel rimmed glazed pince-nez with tempered flexible steel bridge and synthetic ridged cushioning on nose guards. The nose guards are attached directly to the rims. The outer edge of one rim has a simple metal loop to take a cord and a projecting pin to hold the other lens when folded. The other lens has a catch on it. Glazed with meniscus glass plano lenses tinted mid blue. There are no screws on the rims so the lenses are fitted by precise edging of the lenses. 90 x 55 mm.
Condition: Good. Metal rims are tarnished
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9