Tortoiseshell effect sunglasses

Front view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the round lenses. Side view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing  the metal reinforced arm. Rear view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the metal hinges. Rear view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the metal hinges. Side view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the semi-translucent material. Front view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the intergrated nose bridge. Rear view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the fodled arms.
Front view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the round lenses. Side view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing  the metal reinforced arm. Rear view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the metal hinges. Rear view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the metal hinges. Side view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the semi-translucent material. Front view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the intergrated nose bridge. Rear view of a pair of Benson and Ashley sunglasses showing the fodled arms.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 0_6536
Country
Date
1990 - 1999 (circa)

Description

A pair of sunglasses with imitation tortoiseshell frames in a 1930s style. The round lenses are surrounded by a heavy frame which are most likely made from cellulose acetate. The lenses are thought to be made of polycarbonate.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "Benson and Ashley B.A.O.I." (inside arms)
Dimensions
Height
50mm
Length
140mm
Material Note
plastic
CA frames
cellulose acetate
PC lenses
polycarbonate
metal hinges, rivets and insert to arms for strength
Colour Note
tortoiseshell