|Object ID #||1956.024.009|
|Object Name||Case, Eyeglass|
|Title||George S. Miller's 1870s Spectacles Case|
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Year Range from||1873|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
|Description||Tin case for spectacles, 19th-c. The long oval-shaped metal case is designed with one open end. In the front is an impress-stamped mark: "PAT'D OCT. 15. 1872 / " MAR. 31. 1874 / CANADA OCT. 18. 1873 / C. PARKER". On the back someone has etched in "Museum" in handwriting.|
|Makers mark||impress-stamped "PAT'D OCT. 15. 1872/ " MAR. 31. 1874/ CANADA OCT. 18. 1873/ C. PARKER"|
Previously owned by Miss Mary Miller, was a grand-daughter of Mr. George S. Miller of Owen Sound, Canada West. Mr. and Mrs. Miller resided on the east side of Owen Sound, and their house is described in Ruth Cathcart's book HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION. Mr. Miller served as Owen Sound's Harbourmaster in the 19th-century.
The case has patent dates on it, with the last one being October, 1873. Therefore, Mr. Miller likely acquired this spectacles case in the 1870s.
His wife, Eliza Stephens Miller (born in New York City) died on Feb. 5, 1890. She belonged to the Disciples Church.
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Miller, George S.