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Spectacles (folding) in case

Object Number: 
1943.364ab
Date: 
1820-1850
Medium: 
Silver, glass, leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 14 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 10.8 x 1.
Marks: 
stamped in gold: on front of case: "A. HENDERSON / 252 MAIN ST. / PO'KEEPSIE / N.Y." stamped: on outside of left temple near hinge: "11"
Description: 
Silver wire frame spectacles with quadrangular colorless glass lenses, crank bridge, and temples with loop-to-loop slider and elongated loop at end; in red leather case with flap closure.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary L. and Miss Ellen D. Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group