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'Ilford' half-eye spectacle mount
half-eye spectacles
Trident Optical Company Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom
rolled gold; plastic
eye width: 43 mm; DBL: 24 mm; PD: 68 mm; length of sides t/b: 105 mm

Spectacles. Gold-filled bridge, joints and sides attached to white metal Ilford-type lens mount. Crested bridge, positioned high, with engraved decoration and clear plastic pads. Centre joints. Drop-end sides with engraved decoration along half their length and clear plastic end covers. Semi-circular plano lenses suspended from mount to give appearance of rimlessness.


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