Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • United States
  • eyeglasses, 1760s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • metal, glass
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: open 5.5 x 14.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: open 2 1/8 x 5 11/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5620.01

The pair of eyeglasses has thin metal rims. The lenses are round and the nosepiece is shaped a bit like a bow-tie, with two wires meeting in the center. The sidepieces of the glasses are thin metal with a short length at the rear, hinged to go around the wearer's ears.