closed: 1 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 10.8 x 1.9 cm )
written: on tag attached to object: "DELAFIELDS 3/38"
Steel spectacles with oval lenses connected by "C" bridge; adjustable turnpin temples with elongated loops at ends.
Steel spectacles were stronger, lighter, and more affordable than silver ones. The owner of this pair, Henry Delafield of New York City, supposedly traded in his silver spectacles, which he acquired as a young man, for this lighter option.
Gift of Mrs. Gardiner Pike, 1894
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.