Spectacles, Single Earpiece

The Copp Family of Stonington, Connecticut owned these metal spectacles around 1820. The spectacles are broken, with only one lens and earpiece.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 10.795 cm x 2.8575 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History