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Joint Council of Qualified Opticians
Europe: United Kingdom, England
wood; leatherette; glass; rolled gold; metal; plastic
Framed, black leatherette-covered wooden display box containing ten pairs of utility National Health Insurance spectacles. (i) white metal frame, W-bridge, oval eye, curl side, centre joint. (ii) white metal astig frame, rubber pads. (iii) gold-filled frame, W-bridge, round eye, curl side, centre joint, (iv) gold-filled astig frame, rubber pads, (v) rimless pince-nez, gold-filled finger-piece mount Fitz-U type, (vi) gold-filled frame, W-bridge, round eye with xylonite cover, curl side, (vii) imitation shell frame, comfort bridge, drop ends, round eye, (viii) imitation shell frame, comfort bridge, round eye, yellow metal curl sides, centre joints, (ix) pince-nez, gold-filled finger piece mount Fitz U type, xylonite rim (x) rimless spectacles with gold-filled curl sides, W-bridge, oval eye, centre joints.
Gift of Mr W. C. L. Beavis, 1999