Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
1975.25ab
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Metal, glass, textile
Dimensions: 
Case: 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 12.1 x 3.2 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 5/8 x 5/8 in. (2.5 x 11.7 x
Description: 
Spectacles with metal (possibly silver) frame, octagonal colorless glass lenses, and crank bridge; temples twist backward from hinge and have turnpin and loop at end; in lozenge shaped sheet metal case with hinged lid and brown textile lining interior.
Gallery Label: 
According to a note found with these spectacles, the donor believed that they belonged either to his uncle Henry Scott (d. ca. 1909) or to his aunt Ellen Skinner Scott (d. ca. 1920), both of Watertown, Connecticut.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Professor Kenneth Scott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group