Indianqueen is pleased to offer from our private collection; a fabulous antique pair of rare brown bakelight lucite rimmed 12k gold filled antique spectacles in nearly mint antique condition in original storage box by noted optometrist, dr. Have your optometrist put your own prescription lenses in these antique frames and have a wonderful historical conversation piece as your eyewear. These gorgeous spectacles are amazingly like new with original case.
The case has wear, age, and use showing its authenticity; the spectacle "storage box" clearly states in gold lettering george b. Pictures are part of the description. My eyesight is terrible but there are incised letters on the nose bridge that looks like artshfl.
4.5 across; the rims are each 1.5 diameter; the nose bridge 7/8 across; there are screws on either side; there are specialized companies that turn these old spectacles into usable spectacles for you simply by replacing the lenses with your own prescription. This pair's gold metal is in perfect condition as well as the bakelight/lucite rims. One of the lense has a light scratch near the rim; these glasses are of "high quality" and were probably manufactured for an affluent patient. Wood was a prominent state optometrist who was born during the civil war on march 25, 1861 in dawson county, ga. The doctor was with a patient at his 203 broad street, rome, ga office when he suffered a fatal heart attack on november 25, 1924 at the age of 63.
He was a 1903 graduate and 1912 post graduate of the philadelphia optical college. At the time of his death in 1924, he was the president of the georgia state board of examiners in optometry. Also, see articles from rome news tribune and macon daily telegraph below. Wood was prominent in the affairs of his profession in the state, having been a former president of the georgia optometrical association and for the past several years a member of the georgia state examining board for the profession. Wood has in the past been prominently connected in educational fields, having been principal of the high schools of savannah, a member of the faculty of several schools over the state.
He had also had experience in college and university teaching, having occupied the chair of higher mathematics and astronomy source: rome news tribune. Former head of state optometrists will arrive today. Wood, former president of the georgia optometrists association and a member of the georgia state board of optometry, will be brought to macon, arriving this afternoon at 3:10 o'clock and will be carried to riverside cemetery, where services will be conducted by dr. George stanley frazer, pastor of the first presbyterian church.
Wood died suddenly tuesday afternoon in rome, ga. He is survived by his wife, who was miss kitty sherwood, daughter of the later abner f. Source: macon daily telegraph;p. This is really a nice piece of history that has withstood the "test of time". Indianqueen appreciates and values its customers; feel free to browse our other uncommon items.This item is made of bakelight and lucite, rimmed, 12k, gold filled, spectacles, civil war, george bernard wood, optical, antique.