Smoke tinted plano ophthalmic lenses

Catalogue Number: 1723
Smoke tinted plano ophthalmic lenses
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 20th C
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Two pair of smoke tinted edged glass plano glass lenses in 'coquille' (shell like) form, one pair 38 x 29 mm, other psir 47 x 35 mm, possibly replacement lenses for sunglasses
Historical Significance: The father of the donor, Ernest MacFarlane, had a long-established optometry practice at 13 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. He had purchased the practice in about 1905 from a Mr Pugh. He was later joined in his practice by his son, Ken, who was the donor.
How Acquired: Donated by K MacFarlane, Melbourne optometrist
Date Acquired: c 1975
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 4

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