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Object Name Eyeglasses
Catalog Number 1939.235.19
Date ca. 1845
Material(s) Brass; wrought iron;
Dimensions H-1.125 W-4.563 inches
Description This is a pair of spectacles or eyeglasses. The frames are brass squares with rounded edges. The nose piece or bridge has a curve in the middle. The arms/earpieces are wrought iron and are hinged about two inches from the ends. There are metal loops on the end that are 3/4 quarter inches in diameter. The frames contain magnifying glass.
Notes It is possible that this piece is a married set of spectacles. The frame design dates from the 1840-1850 time period. The arms' design dates from around 1790.
Collection Mrs. John A. Herring Collection
Subjects Eyeglasses
Brass work
Wrought-iron work
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS