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Sample NHS 336 reversible spectacles
SPECTACLES
reversible spectacles
Wheway Optical Co Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Birmingham
1950-1960
rolled gold; cardboard
DBL: 25 mm; PD: 65 mm; box: 32 mm x 144 mm x 63 mm; eye: 40 mm

Sample NHS reversible spectacle frame. Gold-filled yellow metal frame. Horizontal bowed nose bar and grooved swivelling scroll bridge. Centre joints. Flat-section curl sides which swivel from midpoint. Round eye rims, 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.


2018.373

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



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