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Eyeglasses with case from "L. Black Opticians for seventy-five Years Detroit."

Detroit nd (1933/34) Oblong 2 x 5, shiny black canvas over wood, gilt lettering on hinged top. Outer cover worn, missing a few small pieces, including part of the lettering, contents lined with a black velvet-like material which is dust soiled, eyeglasses round and rimless, gold colored metal sidepieces and nose piece, light scratches to glass, good condition. Louis Black started up as an optician in Detroit in either 1857 or 1858, was in business for at least 75 years, in various locations in the downtown area, usually either on Woodward or Jefferson avenues. There is a cleaning cloth in the case which lists the current address as 1420 Woodward and the services provided "Manufacturers, Importers, Jobbers, Optical Goods, Spectacles . . . Telescopes, Microscopes . . . Cameras . . . Barometers . . . Artificial Eyes . . . A nice piece of early Detroit business history.


Book Id: 97-9622

Price: $22.50

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