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Sample NHS C211 spectacles
SPECTACLES
child spectacles
Wheway Optical Co Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Birmingham
1950-1960
metal; xylonite; cardboard
DBL: 23 mm; PD: 63 mm; box: 32 mm x 145 mm x 64 mm; eye: 40 mm

Sample NHS child's spectacle frame. White metal frame. Grooved W-bridge. Centre joints. Flat-section curl sides. Round eye rims, with very dark brown xylonite rim covers, unglazed. Attached to a strung paper identity tag. Together with an historic cardboard box with separate lid, marked with NHS code and dates of manufacture.


2018.371

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



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