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Title: Pince-Nez Eyeglass Case
Identifier: A.133.74
Donor: Dr. V.S. Zuccara
Item Date: 1870-1915
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A slightly curved black, flat Pince-Nez eyeglass case. An open end is cut so that there are three straight edges. The closed end is slightly curved. Four grooves cross around the case and grooves are found around either end. It is made of pressed paper and leather. History: The Pince-Nez style of eyeglasses was popular from the 1870's into the 1940s. Early cases (prior to WWI) were usually made of leather or pressed paper and are very rare. Cases made from 1915 to the 1940s are usually snap shut steel cases covered with real leather or leatherette.
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