Eyeglasses and Case

Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case

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Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a) (closed) H: 6.3 cm, W: 10.1 cm; (b) H: 5.6 cm, W: 2.1 cm, L: 13.5 cm
Not on Display
about 1920-about 1940
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, metal, and fabric; lenses cast, ground, polished, and assembled. (a) Bifocal oval lenses, connected by flat gold metal bridge with illegible markings inside, at outer edge of lenses hinges are screwed which are attached to wire legs ending in curved ear-pieces. (b) Oval metal hinged case is lined with dark green or black velvet and covered with reddish-brown imitation leather, stamped "JOHN A.SPLENGER, M.A./GENEVA, NEW YORK." on lip of case.
Hoffman, Janet B., Source