'Tortoiseshell' round eye pince-nez and snap case

Catalogue Number: 1886
'Tortoiseshell' round eye pince-nez and snap case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1910
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: 'Tortoiseshell' round eye pince-nez with cleverly shaped pads extending from the rims and a 'gold' spring bridge. The right rim has a small extension for threading a cord. Glazed with +2.50 D R and L single vision glass lenses. Contained in original metal snap case bearing the label of Melbourne optometrist, 'Sydney Addison 167 Collins Street '.
Historical Significance: This is a very elegant pince-nez similar in style to that depicted on p 243 of Corson R Fashion in eye glasses and stated to be c 1914.
How Acquired: Donated by John Buckley, member of the College
Date Acquired: May 2007
Condition: Very good although case is worn
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9

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