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Object Name: Spectacles and case
Date: 1840-1842
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Medium: Silver, glass; paper
Dimensions: Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 1/4 x 1 in. (2.5 x 10.8 x 2.5 cm) Container (Case): 1/2 × 1 3/8 × 4 3/4 in. (1.3 × 3.5 × 12.1 cm)
Place made: North America, United States, Southbridge
Description: Silver spectacles with quadrangular lenses connected by crank bridge; adjustable pin-slider temples with elongated loops at ends; maker's mark stamped inside right temple. Left lens broken. Paper case with flap top; case covered in red paper with embossed designs, including figures, foliate decoration, and eyeglasses; green spine, and blue marbleized interior.
Credit Line: Gift of Columbia University, 1920
Object Number: INV.7520ab
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Marks: hallmark: stamped on inside of right temple: "H.A. & J.P." stamped: on outside of left temple: "7" written: on tag with object: "Columbia University Jan 26, 1920"