Extending spectacles

Made:
1790-1793 in England
maker:
Unknown

Extending spectacles, steel, 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:
A682622/1
Materials:
complete, glass, steel (metal)
Measurements:
spectacles: 18 mm x 125 mm x 34 mm, .02kg
type:
spectacles
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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