993.293.1: Lorgnette, Folding, c. 1850

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993.293.1: Lorgnette, Folding.
Image No. 2306 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

A short tortoiseshell handle which doubles as a case, and spring loaded framed oval lenses hinged at top of handle which fold at bridge. There is a release catch and small ring at base of handle.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.293.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: c. 1850

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 13 cm
  • Height: 10.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • gold,
  • steel,
  • tortoiseshell

Acquisition Detail