closed: 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 in. ( 2.2 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm )
Steel spectacles with oval lenses and "C" shaped bridge; double-hinged (Ayscough type) temples with circular loops at ends.
Major-General Israel Putnam, who played a controversial part in the battle of Long Island, is said to have worn these spectacles during the Revolutionary War.
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
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