993.286.1: Tinted D-Spectacles, 1833

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993.286.1: Tinted D-Spectacles.
Image No. 2316 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Tinted wig spectacles with 4 D-shaped blue-green tinted lenses [non-corrective] and sterling silver wire frame with folding two-piece turn-pin style side arms . Two extra lenses at the sides are hinged so that they can be folded out to cover peripheral vision. Stamps at either end of bridge: Date letter 'S', duty mark profile portrait of reigning monarch George IV. Silver standard mark [lion] and city mark [uncrowned leopard's head for London, England] stamped into both side arms by hinge. 'W' is also stamped by hinge [possibly maker's initial].

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.286.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1833

Object Dimensions

  • Width: 11.6 cm
  • Depth: 15.9 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • steel,
  • sterling silver

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