Meetings and Conferences of Note

Solid gold folding pince nez for a doll, dark smoke tint, circa 1890
Solid gold folding pince nez for a doll, dark smoke tint, circa 1890
Chinese wood framed eyeglasses with folding brass nosebridge, probably early 19th century.
Chinese wood framed eyeglasses with folding brass nosebridge, probably early 19th century.
Tortoiseshell frame, hat monocle, early 20th century, Science Museum, London (notice how it attaches)
Tortoiseshell frame, hat monocle, early 20th century, Science Museum, London (notice how it attaches)
Large silver-framed magnifier, about 3 1/4 inch diameter, original paper mache case, circa 1750
Large silver-framed magnifier, about 3 1/4 inch diameter, original paper mache case, circa 1750
Baleen framed spectacles, temple sides, original case, late 18th century, quite unusual
Baleen framed spectacles, temple sides, original case, late 18th century, quite unusual
Ocular Heritage Society (OHS
Philadelphia, April 26-30, 2017

This annual event combines tours of local collections, historical lectures, socializing, an auction and opportunities to buy sell or trade with other ardent collectors.

Click here to see the locations of all prior meetings

Ophthalmic Antiques International Collector’s Club (OAICC)

The 2017 AGM and AUCTION will be held on Sunday May 14, 2017

OAICC 25th Anniversary Club Visit AbroadTo be held at:
The College of Optometrists,
42 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NG
- AGM
- Buffet Lunch 
- Club Auction with free catalogue
- Meet the committee and members
- Examine the British Optical Association Museum’s renowned collections

Click Here to see the complete list of all prior OAICC Club Visits Abroad

ALL CURRENT MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS

Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope April 23, 2016 - March 19, 2017 Glass made it possible for scientists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. This exhibition tells the stories of scientists and artists exploration of

the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people’s hinger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations. Th Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, New York, 14830. USA


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