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Special purpose spectacles
billiard spectacles
American Optical Company
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London
Mid-late 20th c.
metal; glass; tortoiseshell

Pair of special purpose spectacles, hand-adapted from a yellow metal AO 'Empire' billiard frame. Bowed W-bridge, centre joints, cable curl sides with adjustable height angle and end stumps, round eye rims (re-glazed in 2016 to hold rims together, original right fused bifocal lens retained in separate bag). Bespoke additional hinged nose pad attached to bridge.


Gift of Mr Rian Love/OATS/City University, 2015

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