Spectacles and case
1850-1870; ca. 1920
Steel, glass; leather
Case: 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 17.1 x 4.1 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. (1.3 x 14 x 2.
embossed: on case: "A. Jay Cross (R.O.)/20 E. 23rd St. New York."
Spectacles with green-tinted quadrangular lenses connected by crank bridge; lightweight steel frames with straight temples with small loops at ends. Hard leather case with open top and embossed optician's name (not original to spectacles.)
The spectacles case, from circa 1920, dates later than the spectacles.
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