1812 History
Eyeglasses ca.1830's
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
Eyeglasses from the 1830's.

A thin, silver, metal framed pair of glasses. Two round metal frames are formed around round glass lenses. There are 2 arms, each of which are hinged to the side of the round frames.

The arms are thin, straight metal that widen slightly near the bottom tip. On the outside of each arm, at the bottom tip, the word "Crystal" is stamped in capital letters.

The nose piece has no nose pads, but is bent into a curve so as to fit and sit on the bridge of the nose.
Notes
Donated by Robert Leggate, the eyeglasses belonged to his grandmother ca. 1830s.
Date Of Event
circa 1830s
Dimensions
Width: 10.8 cm
Height: 3.2 cm
Length: 13.4 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
1978.96.1
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.155355684137 Longitude: -79.1944313049316
Donor
Robert Leggate
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880
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Eyeglasses ca.1830's


Eyeglasses from the 1830's.

A thin, silver, metal framed pair of glasses. Two round metal frames are formed around round glass lenses. There are 2 arms, each of which are hinged to the side of the round frames.

The arms are thin, straight metal that widen slightly near the bottom tip. On the outside of each arm, at the bottom tip, the word "Crystal" is stamped in capital letters.

The nose piece has no nose pads, but is bent into a curve so as to fit and sit on the bridge of the nose.