Eyeglasses and Case

Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case

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Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a) H: 7.5 cm, W: 11.2 cm; (b) H: 6 cm, W: 2.3 cm, L: 15.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, metal, plastic, (b) steel, fabric; lenses cast, ground, polished, assembled; (b) assembled. (a) Flat spherical lenses, ground for bifocals, rimmed in stamped gold rims with ornamental bridge stamped "1/10 12K G.F." and plastic nosepieces, hinged to flat legs curved back. (b) Clamshell type metal case covered with a silvery woven fabric and lined with blue velvet. Metal label inside lid of case with "H.B.COPELAND/OPTOMETRIST/ELMIRA, N.Y." above handwritten number "235 36S".
Hoffman, Janet B., Source