Spectacles, Child's with Case; Fairmaid Optical Co. Ltd.; 09.02.1899; WY.2004.57

Name/Title

Spectacles, Child's with Case

About this object

These glasses and their case came from Fairmaid Optical Co. of Princes Street, Dunedin. The owner is unknown, but they are dated 9 February 1899, and likely belonged to a child.

Maker

Fairmaid Optical Co. Ltd.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

09.02.1899

Period

1890s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Dunedin

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, glass
inorganic, processed material, metal, gold coloured alloy
organic, processed, animal, skin, mammal skin, cow skin, cow leather
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
inorganic, processed material, textile, velvet

Inscription and Marks

Spectacle case, upper left: 'Fa...'
Back of case in ink:'WY 200457'
Inside lid on card printed:' Reg. No. 2/1614 9 FEB 1899'
'Full details of these glasses are registered. In'
'case of loss or accident they can be immediately'
'replaced.'
'FAIRMAID OPTICAL CO., LTD.'
'QUEEN'S BUILDING PRINCES STREET.,DUNEDIN.'
Overwritten in ink:'READING'
Lower inside edge of case in gold:' We have a record of your prescription'

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

personal effects

Object number

WY.2004.57

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