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Folding eyeglasses
folding eyeglasses
Europe: United Kingdom
Early 20th c.
metal; glass
eye: 39 mm; handle: 58 mm

Lorgnette-type folding eyeglasses. Silver gilt? yellow metal frame. Rigid bridge hinged at both ends. Short handle with ring end and two decorative collars, the lower one of which serves as the spring release catch. Flange to hold in fixed position. Round eyes. Glazed with prescription lenses.


Gift of Mr John C. Adams, MCOptom, 2009

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