Folding steel pince-nez

Catalogue Number: 1915
Folding steel pince-nez
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1890
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Steel rimmed glazed pince-nez with tempered steel bridge and synthetic ridged cushioning on nose guards. 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 + 6.50 D R and L. 85 x 55 mm.
How Acquired: Donated by James Moran, member of the College
Date Acquired: Sept 1993
Condition: Good. Metal slightly tarnished and nose cushions perishing
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9

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