Eyeglasses and Case

Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case

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Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.4.349
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 2.5 cm, W: 11.1 cm, (extended) W: 19.5 cm; (b) H: 3.7 cm, W: 1.8 cm, L: 15.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1850-1870
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, steel, (b) leather, cardboard; lenses cast, ground, polished, assembled. (a) Flat oval lenses rimmed with steel, soldered to a simple arched bridge, hinged to slightly curved steel wire legs with hinged extenders ending an a flat teardrop. (b) Long rectangular molded cardboard case covered with leather, rounded at one end and open at the other, stamped in gilt "W.L.YOUNG/GENEVA N.Y.".
Provenance: 
Hoffman, Janet B., Source