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HSA Display of Approved Spectacles
SPECTACLES
spectacles display
The Hospital Savings Association
Europe: United Kingdom
1930s
wood; metal; plastic; glass
overall: 497 mm x 289 mm x 33 mm

Framed wooden display box, lined with grey-brown velvet, containing sixteen from an original seventeen spectacle and pince-nez frames from the HSA approved range: (i) W-br, CJ, RE, CS white metal. (ii) Pad-br, CJ, RE, CS white metal. (iii) Astig, nickel. (iv) W-br, CJ, RE, CS, gold-filled. (v) Astig, gold-filled. (vi) Rimless finger-piece pince-nez, gold-filled. (vii) rimless, W-br, CJ, oval eye, gold-filled. (viii) W-br, CJ, RE with Xylonite rim covers, CS, gold-filled. (ix) Regular br, CJ, RE, drop-end, light mottled imitation shell. (x) Regular br, CJ, RE, gold-filled CS, reddish mottle imitation shell front. (xi) Combination frame, W-br, CJ, imitation shell RE, gold-filled CS. (xii) Pad-br, CJ, oval eye, CS, gold-filled. (xiii) Pad-br, CJ, RE with Xylonite rim covers, CS, gold-filled. (xiv) Grooved W-br, CJ, RE with Xylonite rim covers, half-covered Xylonite and gold-filled CS with end stumps. (xv) W-br, CJ, white metal RE flat rims, gold-filled CS. (xvi) Windsor-type, W-br, CJ, RE, gold-filled with Xylonite rim covers. (xvii) [missing: reinforced imshell]. Ivorine labels and price list. In glazed box with table stand and suspension ring on rear.


2011.580

Gift of Mrs Jill Evershed Martin, 2011



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