Spectacles and case
Brass, other metal, glass
Case: 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 12.1 x 3.5 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. (2.5 x 11.4 x
stamped: on side of case below lid closure: "PATD JAN 24 1860" typed and handwritten: on scrap of paper found inside case: "Grandfather Samuel Barker Harper's glasses. / Frame most curious. Adjustable ear pieces. / BEQUEST OF / MRS. LATHROP C. HARPER /
Brass wire rim spectacles with octagonal colorless glass lenses, crank bridge, and temples with loop-to-loop slider and loop at end; in lozenge shaped embossed sheet metal case with ribs radiating from a central cartouche on top of hinged lid and similar design on bottom.
A note found with these spectacles indicates that they were used by the donor's grandfather, Samuel Barker Harper.
Bequest of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper, 1957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.