Extending spectacles and case

Made:
1790-1793 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Extending spectacles, steel, in steel hinged cap case inscribed "F. Cawood 1793", English, 1790-1793

These spectacles and matching hinged case are made of steel. The C-shaped nose bridge and extending arms are typical of spectacle design in the 1790s. The extending sides circled around the sides of the head to give the wearer extra security. The loops at the end of the arms are decorative. The spectacle case is engraved with the name ‘F. Cawood’ and the year 1793.

Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A682622
type:
spectacles
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optometry equipment
  • optometry instrument
  • trial lens frame
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optometry equipment
  • optometry instrument
  • trial lens frame
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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