Catalogue Number: 1611
Lesbro spectacle frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle frame
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1980
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: England
Publisher/Manufacturer: Allan Optical
Description Of Item: Semi-round eye gold metal spectacle frame. 125 x 48 mm, with detachable 'tortoishell' sleeves over rims, curl sides, pad bridge, plano lenses with left lens carrying the words 'Lesbro ALLAN OPTICAL', right side inscribed 'Made in England 47 x 22'.
Historical Significance: This is a retro style echoing a standard style of the 1930s to 1950s favoured at that time because the curl sides provided a secure fitting on the face.
How Acquired: Donated by ACO Clinic
Date Acquired: Oct 2010
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 15