Case for Extending spectacles

Made:
1790-1793 in England

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Case for extending spectacles, steel hinged cap, inscribed "F. Cawood 1793", English, 1790-1793

These spectacles and matching hinged case are made of steel. The C-shaped nose bridge and extending arms are typical of spectacle design in the 1790s. The extending sides circled around the sides of the head to give the wearer extra security. The loops at the end of the arms are decorative. The spectacle case is engraved with the name ‘F. Cawood’ and the year 1793.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A682622/2
Materials:
complete and steel (metal)
type:
spectacle case
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optometry equipment
  • optometry instrument
  • trial lens frame