Spectacles with case, design name 'Angie', England, 1975-1980

Made:
1975-1980 in England

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Pair of spectacles with plastic frames and lenses, design name Angie, in pink snap lid case, no maker, England, 1975-1980

The lenses in these spectacles are bifocals. A person with both long and short-sighted vision wore them. The plastic materials meant the glasses were lightweight to wear and could be mass produced. Plastic frames were introduced after the Second World War. They were among styles provided to Britons by the new National Health Service.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
1988-585
Materials:
plastic and textile
Measurements:
spectacles (unfolded): 135 mm x 54 mm, .04kg
type:
spectacles ophthalmology (aids) and ophthalmology (aids) and spectacles
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
credit:
Lee, I.