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Eyeglass frames

Object Number: 
Z.1745
Date: 
ca. 1960
Medium: 
Aluminum, plastic
Dimensions: 
closed: 1 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 13.3 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on left temple bar: "ART / CRAFT / 4 1/2 / 5 3/4 / ALUM / U.S.A." printed: on label affixed to left temple bar: "LEHIGH OPTICAL COMPANY" printed: on labels affixed to right temple bar: "SATIN SUEDE SUPER-LITE GUNMETAL"
Description: 
Aluminum eyeglass frames (optician's sample); almost-square lens openings with molded aluminum top; temple bars curve slightly over ears; plastic noseguards and plastic covers on ends of temples; retailer's labels regarding style and color affixed to inside of temple bars.
Gallery Label: 
These fashionable 1960s eyeglass frames were an optician's sample.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, 1997
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group