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Object ID 001865

Object Name Hexagon Eyeglasses

Object Desc Gold bifocal, hexagon-shaped eyeglasses.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001465

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Tobacco Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1900

End Year Range 1940

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords eyeglasses,wire frame glasses,accessories,

Title Hexagon Eyeglasses

Description Wire stem hexagon-shaped eyeglasses. Frame is etched and gold-colored. Glasses have yellowed nose pinch. Pince nez (nose pinch) spectacles came on the scene around mid 1800s. They were popular in America from 1900 - 1920s. Hexagon frame covers half of the lens. Stem and nose piece read "B&L 1/10 12 K G F." Potentially "Bausch and Lomb" manufacturer. 1/10 12 Karat Gold Filled.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 4.5

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin


Maker Details Bausch and Lomb?

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001465

Description Gold hexagon eyeglasses


Date MAR 28,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Lenses have some small scratches and blur. Frames are in good condition with little wear. Nose pinch has yellowed.


Date MAR 28,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Tobacco Exhibit from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin



Date MAR 28,2014

Notes Glasses are currently on Joe's head in the Tobacco Exhibit. Need to be tagged with accession number when removed. CC