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The Nylon Half-Eye
SPECTACLES
half-eye spectacles
Nylon-Supra Ltd; Melson Wingate Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England
Early 1950s
plastic; nylon; metal
eye: 38 mm

Spectacles. Brown mottled plastic imitation tortoiseshell (cellulose nitrate) frame. Pronounced raised bridge. Centre joints vertically pinned to front and horizontally pinned to sides. Drop-end sides. Half eyes, without upper rims, featuring instead a nylon cord securing the lenses in place. Glazed with plastic prescription lenses, one lens with slightly textured surface.


2017.709

Gift of Mr Nigel Wingate FCOptom, 2017



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