993.348.1: Lorgnette, 1839-1862

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993.348.1: Lorgnette.
Image No. 2364 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Folding lorgnette with a gold frame and gold openwork decorative handle and base ring. The base ring and handle can be pulled to extend the length of the handle by 3.5cm. The solid nose bridge is hinged at both ends which allow the outer lens to fold and clip into a flange situated at the top end of the handle. The round lenses are of reading strength. The manufacturer/retailer’s name and address ‘DIXEY 3 NEW BOND ST LONDON. W.’ is engraved into the inner surface of the nose bridge. No case.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.348.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1839-1862

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 15.5 cm
  • Width: 14 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • gold,
  • metal

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Dixey & Son, C. W.