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Figure 8

Colour photographs of three pairs of spectacles from the nineteenth century

Left & centre: examples of a newer and older frame with material added for comfort. Science Museum’s Wellcome Collection, A681780 and A681350

Right: an example of a frame whose makeshift repair to the side-arm has unravelled. Science Museum’s Wellcome Collection, A62422