Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7530ab
Date: 
1830-1870
Medium: 
Metal, glass, textile
Dimensions: 
Case: 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 14 x 3.5 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 1/4 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 10.8 x 1.
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on scrap of paper found inside case: "Gift of Mr. Louis C. Wills / 11/26/52" stamped: on outside of left temple near hinge: "11"
Description: 
Metal (possibly brass) wire rim spectacles with octagonal colorless glass lenses, crank bridge, and temples with pin-slider and elongated loop at end; in lozenge shaped sheet metal case with hinged lid and blue textile lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Louis C. Wills, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group