Reversible spectacles

Catalogue Number: 1537
Reversible spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles, reversible
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: mid 20th century
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Nickel alloy round eye reversible spectacles, the rims covered by imitation tortoiseshell. The spectacles have two special special characteristics. Firstly the temples are designed to allow the curl section to rotate through 360 degrees. Secondly there is a floating supplementary bridge. A monocular patient could have a distance prescription lens fitted in one eye of the frame and the reading prescription in the other eye. The spectacles can then be readily turned upside down to cope with distance and near vision in one frame. W:11cm x 3.8cm eyesize
How Acquired: Donated by Ross Harris ACO member, frames formerly owned by Athol Graves.
Date Acquired: August 2010
Condition: Fine
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 14

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