Eyeglasses and Case

Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case

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Object Name: 
Eyeglasses and Case
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a) H: 4.6 cm, W: 11.5 cm; (b) H: 3.5 cm, L: 15.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, metal; (a) cast, ground, polished, assembled; (b) molded. (a) Flat oval lenses rimmed with gold-plated metal, soldered to a simple arched bridge, hinged to curved wire legs ending in a solid teardrop, one stamped "14K' and the other "ALASKA P 14K." (b) Long rectangular molded cardboard case covered with leather, rounded at one end and with a flap which fits into a pocket at the other, front of case stamped in gilt "D.F.FERO/JEWELER&OPTICIAN/CORNING; N.Y." in a rectangle.
Hoffman, Janet B., Source