English double spring folding eyeglasses with smok

Made:
1890-1909 in England

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English double spring folding eyeglasses with smoked glass oval lenses in an aluminium frame, c 1900 (only 15 years after aluminium became commonly available).

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1921-323/332
Materials:
aluminium alloy, glass and steel
type:
nose spectacles - pince nez
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
  • spectacles
  • nose spectacles
credit:
Dunscombe collection of spectacles