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Figure 5

Colour photographs of two pairs of spectacles from the nineteenth century

Examples of an older bow folding spectacle and a later steel spring folding pair of eyeglasses. Science Museum’s Wellcome Collection, A681535 and Science Museum’s Dunscombe Collection, 1921-323/371