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Industrial Safety Spectacles & box
protective spectacles; case
The Hadley Co Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Surrey, Surbiton
Mid 20th c.
metal; glass; cardboard
box: 35 mm x 163 mm x 80 mm; eye: 49 mm

Industrial protection spectacles. White metal frame. Grooved W-bridge. Non-protruding centre joints. Semi-flattened cable curl side with end stumps. Round eyerims, glazed with 'gold fired' safety glass lenses, featuring a slight blue tint. Together with original cardboard box, with separate lid, bearing a manufacturer's paper label on the upper surface of the lid.


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

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