Pair of metal-rimmed spectacles

Made:
1891-1920
maker:
Unknown

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Pair of metal-rimmed spectacles with wire mesh protecters, possibly motor goggles, English(?), 1891-1920

The wire mesh on the sides of these lenses protect the eyes from particles or debris by following the contours of the face, suggesting that these may have been driving goggles.

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Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A68712
Materials:
fabric, glass, metal
type:
protective spectacles
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume

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