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Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses
Title
Eyeglasses
Date 
ca. 1930
Medium 
Cellulose acetate (zyl), tempered glass
Dimensions 
closed: 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 in. ( 4.4 x 13.3 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Eyeglasses with black cellulose acetate (Zyl) frames, circular tempered glass lenses connected by a curved bridge; temple bars bend back over ears.
Credit Line 
Gift of Zyloware Eyewear
Object Number 
Z.1743
Marks 
stamped: inside left temple: "ZYLO WARE"
Gallery Label 
These glasses, in the "Code" series, were made around 1930 in the Long Island City factory of Zyloware Eyewear. Founded in 1923, the firm took its name from the durable lightweight material, zyl, commonly used in eyeglass frames.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group