Technical and ethnological collections
The Eyewear Museum conserves and promotes the eyewear heritage of the Morez basin.
A large section of the permanent exhibition is therefore devoted to local industry, from the early know-how of nail makers and clockmakers to the contemporary designs of Jura eyewear manufacturers.
A production line from the first half of the 20th century has been recreated, consisting of a rolling mill, winder, rim rolling machine, cutting press, dies, heading machine, swaging machine, machines for spinning and manufacturing endtips and rivets, presses, soldering station, polishing lathe, buffing wheels and turning machines. The collection also includes locally produced flagship models: pince-nez and metal wire glasses, known as "wire-glasses" or "hair-glasses" because of their extreme lightness.Back