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Sample NHS 346 reversible spectacles
reversible spectacles
Europe: United Kingdom
metal; plastic; cardboard
DBL: 23 mm; PD: 62 mm; box: 31 mm x 146 mm x 64 mm; eye: 39 mm

Sample NHS reversible spectacle frame. Yellow metal frame (no markings). Horizontal bowed nose bar and swivelling pink plastic nose pads. Centre joints. Flat-section curl sides which swivel from midpoint, with end stumps. 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.


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

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