993.292.1: Wig Spectacles, 1840-1880

Additional Images

993.292.1: Wig Spectacles.
Image No. 2327 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Rectangular clear lenses [non-corrective] with a second set of tinted green lenses hinged at the sides which can be folded out to cover peripheral vision or folded over clear lens to create sunglass effect. Brass frame with crank bridge and loop slide adjustable side arms [narrow telescopic] with pear-shaped loop ends. Maker's name 'SCHILDKNECHT' is stamped into the front end of the side arm, exterior surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.292.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1840-1880

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 2.3 cm
  • Width: 11.8 cm
  • Depth: 12 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • glass

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