4 pairs of Spectacles

Object Name: 
4 pairs of Spectacles

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Object Name: 
4 pairs of Spectacles
Accession Number: 
62.4.22
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1885-1910
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Alderman F. Gleason
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead (?) glass; glass cast, ground and polished before being fitted into metal frames. Lenses are all oval; (a) simple arched bridge; flat metal (probably steel) temples; (b) simple arched bridge; flat metal (probably steel) temples; (c) arched bridge with flat extension; flat temples (probably brass) which were probably quite long but are broken off; (d) W-shaped bridge; thin wire (probably gold) temples hooked at ends to fit over ears; bridge stamped "G.O.CO.".
Provenance: 
Gleason, Alderman F., Source
1962
Glass Bottles, Lamps & Other Objects (1983) pl. 217, left; BIB# 22375