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Object ID # 2005.023.002
Object Name Eyeglasses
Title Eyeglasses and Case from Hanover, Ontario
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1948
Made Weppler, W. K.
Place of Origin Hanover, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
Description Round-lensed spectacles and their spectacles case. The lenses are 4.2 cm in diameter and are metal-framed, with nose clips. The eyeglasses are accompanied with the original black-coloured spectacle case with a cleaning cloth. The case is hinged and is 13.3 cm x 6 cm x 1.5 cm. The case identifies the optometrist as W. K. Weppler.
Makers mark Printed optometrist name on case
Provenance Dispensed by W. K. Weppler of Grey County. In the 1914 VERNON'S DIRECTORY OF BRUCE, GREY AND SIMCOE, W. K. Weppler of Hanover, Grey County, is listed as a "Jeweler," however, jewellery stores and drug stores often dispensed spectacles as a side-line. Mr. Weppler sold his optical business in June, 1948.
Collection Optical Collection
Material Metal/Glass/Fabric
Dimensions W-13.3 L-6 D-1.5 cm
Found Ontario
People Weppler, William K.
Subjects Eyeglasses
Opticians' shops
Search Terms Hanover