Cased set of Optician's Lenses
Manufactured by Curry & Paxton
Complete set of opticians lenses dating from around the turn of the century. The set is fitted within a lovely mahogany case and the lid is lined with bright blue silk with 'Curry & Paxton' logo in gold. There are 156 optical lenses in total testing both short and long sighted. Each lens in engraved with the prescription, ranging from + 0.25 to +20 and -0.25 to -20 There are also two plain glass lenses and 3 black lenses for testing one eye at a time. The set comes with the original testing glasses which the lenses drop into. There is also a wooden ruler for taking measurements of the eyes.
The box itself measures approximately 17" wide by 10" deep and 3" tall. Each lens is 1 1/2" in diameter.
It is a lovely set that displays beautifully. It is very original and has a great look to it. There are no damages to report of the lenses and the box has a rich aged patina. However there are some small tears in the blue silk lining (see photos).
The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask.