Pair of eyeglasses

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Object Name: 
Pair of eyeglasses
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H: 6.3 cm, W: 11.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, gold-colored metal, plastic; lenses cast, ground, polished, assembled. Octagonal flat bifocal lenses, connected at the top by a flat bridge stamped "SHUR ON 1/10 12 K.G.F." and partial rims, stamped "SHURSET RIMWAY FUL-VUE-D" on one and "44 LONG" on the other which end in plastic nose pieces on the inner side and hinges for legs on the outer side; legs of rigid metal, stamped "1/10 12 K.G.F." ending in curved back springs.
Hoffman, Janet B., Source