Spectacles with a metal frame and a “TRADE-AUROCONE-MARK / PAT. NOV. 16. 97” inscription. Siegfried G. Marschutz introduced the term Aurocone to commerce in 1897 and obtained a trademark two years later. According to advertisements, the “Marschutz Patent” Aurocone spectacles “are the only practical comfort-giving Spectacles on the market.”

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Ophthalmology

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Credit Line: R. S. Moody

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.317912.035Accession Number: 317912Catalog Number: 317912.035

Object Name: spectaclesOther Terms: Vision Aids

Physical Description: metal, gold(?) (overall material)glass (overall material)plastic, zylovite (overall material)Measurements: extended: 2.7 cm x 16.5 cm x 12 cm; 1 1/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 3/4 inoverall, extended: 1 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 11.1125 cm x 12.065 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1f38-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1067591

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