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tinted eyeglasses

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
Accession Number
1969.84.1 a-b
Description
Oval-shaped, concaval-convex smoked glasses with steel wire frame; paper case with leather-like cover.
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Accession Number
1969.84.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Optometry
MeSH Heading
Eyeglasses
Vision
Optometry
Description
Oval-shaped, concaval-convex smoked glasses with steel wire frame; paper case with leather-like cover.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
eyeglasses - Size: Length 10.7 cm x Width 3.0 cm
case - Size: Length 12.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
Ambrose Kent & Sons
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: silver
glass: translucent brown
paper: brown
Inscriptions
On case: "Ambrose Kent & Sons [cursive] // 156 YONGE ST. // &5&7"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E4-12
Condition Remarks
Broken right earpiece; glasses chipped; #2: the leather case is hard and brittle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Noted 6/10/81: "no prescription in lens" (J.C. Williams Co.)
Images
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