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Original 19th Century U.S. Marshall Named Eyeglasses in Case

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. Purchased from a long time customer, these are a fascinating pair

of eyeglasses from the late 1800s. Complete with steel net side shields the lenses are slightly tinted and have typical wire wrap around ear pieces.

Contained in their original fiber leather covered pocket case with a metal (silver?) plaque which reads:

 

E.D. NIX

U.S. MARSHALL

Research tells us that this was EVETT DUMAS NIX who was born in 1861 and was appointed U.S. Marshall in the OKLAHOMA TERRITORY in 1893 under the renowned "Hanging Judge" Parker.

He was only 32 years old, the youngest U.S. Marshall of his time. He led an exciting time fighting many of the Gangs of the era. He was dismissed only three years later in 1896 due to "book keeping irregularities and was ultimately exonerated. He co-operated in a 1929 publication "OKLAHOMBRES" relating his Marshall's career. He lived until 1943. These Spectacles are dated to 1893-1896, another small bit of Western folklore for the collector to preserve.

 

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