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Gallery monocle with retractable spring cord
monocle; ear chain
Ketcham & McDougall
Europe: United Kingdom; North America: USA, New York
Post 1910
rolled gold; xylonite; glass; bakelite; metal
eye: 40 mm; fob: 25 mm

Monocle. Gold-filled frame with inner two-part gallery, rim covered with xylonite imitation tortoiseshell. Small round handle with metal sprung cord, retracting into round bakelite fob with pin fastener. Round eye rim, glazed with a prescription lens.


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

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