Lens Trial Set

Lens Trial Set

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One inscription in the lid of this box of lenses reads “NACHET & FILS / 17 RUE ST. SEVERIN, 17 / PARIS.” Another reads “J. REYNDERS & CO. / Surgical & Orthopediactrical / Instruments / 303 Fourth Ave. / NEW YORK.” Nachet & Fils was a major optical house in Paris that began in business, as such, around 1862. John Reynders & Co. was a surgical and optical supply house in New York that began in business in 1870.
Ref: John Reynders & Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price List (New York, 1889).
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Object Name
Kit, Trial, Lens
spectacles, trial set
lens, trial kit
Other Terms
Kit, Trial, Lens; Medicine
Nachet et Fils
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
overall: 3 1/8 in x 19 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 48.895 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Dr. J. Staiman
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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