Round-Eye Lorgnette

Catalogue Number: 1538
Round-Eye Lorgnette
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Lorgnette
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1930-1940
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Round-eye lorgnette with gold-filled rims which fold together. Imitation tortoise-shell & metal handle with spring device to release the lenses for use. Glazed with R & L +2.50DS glass. Attached to the end of the handle is a 40cm 'gold' chain which retracts into a small round container box that can be pinned to the wearer's jacket. The lorgnette is contained in its original leather wallet case, gold embossed with the practice name of W.J.Aird Pty Ltd /Optician/ 82 Elizabeth St Melb. Lorgnette 11cm long, Case 15cm x 5.5cm
How Acquired: Donated by Ross Harris ACO member
Date Acquired: August 2010
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 4

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