Silver frame spectacles, no lenses, engraved 'Adams, Patent'

Made:
1797 in London
maker:
Dudley Adams

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Silver frame spectacles, without lenses, in red case, engraved 'Adams, Patent', patented by Dudley Adams in 1797 (see note)

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1918-284
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), paper (fibre product), silver (metal), steel (metal), velvet and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case closed): 18 mm x 118 mm x 58 mm, .029kg
overall (specs folded): 45 mm x 110 mm x 65 mm, .027kg
type:
spectacles
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
credit:
Trustees of the Lee Settled Estates per Mrs. P.D. Lee