Catalogue Number: 1878
Unisex spectacles Modstyle Bordeaux frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1988
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Japan?
Description Of Item: Red metal Modstyle Bordeaux frame, pad bridge, hockey sides, right side marked 'Bordeaux 52/20', glazed right and left with CR39 cylindrical single vision lenses. 125 x 48 mm
Historical Significance: This was a popular style for spectacle frame for both genders and all ages in the late 1980s, especially in tortoise shell and black colours. Mod Style is an Australian optical frame importing and wholesale business established in 1981 and acquired and now operated by the Brotherhood of St Laurence since 2000.
How Acquired: Donated by Elizabeth Hatfield, Fellow of the College
Date Acquired: 2009
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 16