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'Algha' gas mask spectacles
gas mask spectacles
M. Wiseman & Company Ltd; Dupont, E.C.
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Leicestershire, Leicester
steel; glass; paper; metal; leather; velvet
case: 133 mm; eye: 39 mm; side length to bend: 70 mm

Flexible spectacles. Nickel steel frame. Slightly bowed arch bridge with integral metal pads. Half-flat flexible sides with cable curl termini. Round eyes, glazed. In a black leather-covered metal side-opening sprung-hinged case, with dark blue velvet lining and paper name label inside lid bearing the name 'W. Osborne'. Medical Officer's instruction label in base of case. Together with a separate note from the dispensing optical practice, advising a re-examination date.


Gift of Vision Express via Mrs Rachel Pointon MCOptom, 2017

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