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Algha-Rimway brow bar spectacle mounting and supply card
spectacles; spectacle supply card
M. Wiseman & Company Ltd; Numont Co Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London
metal; plastic; card
DBL: 18 mm; eye: 42 mm; side: 125 mm; supply card: 64 mm x 140 mm

'Rimway' spectacles. Yellow metal concealed upper rims and sides. Crested bridge. 'Pearl' plastic nose pads. Drop-end sides with pinkish plastic covers. Incised decoration on bridge and sides. Maker's mark under bridge. Unglazed. Together with original retail display card printed on front in dark brown and stamped in blue. Glazing instructions, including diagram, on reverse of card.


Gift of Mr Peter Booth FCOptom, 2018

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