Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7519abc
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Gold, glass; leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 1 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm ) Overall (closed): 1 x 4 1/8 x 1 in. (2.5 x 10.5 x 2.5 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on paper affixed to case (stage schedule): "Leave Philadelphia at 6, 7, 8.../Leave Germantown at 6, 7.../ON SUNDAYS,/Leave Philadelphia..." engraved: on outside of left temple: "V.B. Palmer" stamped: inside left temple: hallmarks stamped: insi
Description: 
Gold spectacles with quadrangular lenses connected by "C" bridge; adjustable turnpin temples with slightly rounded ends. Pasteboard spectacles case (b,c) in two pieces; leather cover embossed with diamond decoration. Philadelphia-Germantown stage schedule affixed to back of spectacles case.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group