993.317.1: Lorgnette, Bifocal, 19th Cent.

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993.317.1: Lorgnette, Bifocal.
Image No. 2357 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Folding bifocal lorgnette with gold frame and steel handle. Hinged bridge. Oval lenses with each lens consisting of 2 separate lenses mounted into a single frame. Sprung rims hinged at top of handle. There is a spring release catch at the side and a small ring at the base of the handle. Dimensions for unfolded lorgnette given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.317.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 16.3 cm
  • Width: 12.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • gold,
  • steel,
  • unidentified coating

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