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Rivet spectacles (replica)
nose spectacles (replica)
Dixon Salt, John
Europe: United Kingdom, England, West Sussex, Worthing
September 2016
tortoiseshell; glass
eye: 34 mm

Modern replica of rivet spectacles for educational demonstration use, utilising early 20th century historic frame materials, intended to illustrate the principle rather than the actual appearance of medieval rivet specs. Real tortoiseshell rims with extended arms and white metal pivot. Round eyes, glazed with glass prescription lenses.


Gift of Mr John Dixon Salt, FCOptom, 2016

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