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Object Name Eyeglasses
Catalog Number 1954.1.2 [dup2]
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Gold; tortoise shell; steel; silver; leather; silk;
Dimensions H-1.25 W-4 inches
Description This is a gold plated pince-nez (Part A) with spring adjusted nose piece with tortoise shell nose pads. There are frameless oval lenses and a silver chain from the right lens to a steel ear loop. There is a steel case with a leather cover (Part B) that is lined with purple and buff velvet. It is embossed in gold on the cover.
Collection Frankllin Marion Gentry Collection
Subjects Eyeglasses
Optical devices
Opticians' shops
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS