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Poster: Stephen Mumford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Greetings and Salutations, good folk all.
A week or so ago, the question of authenticity with regards to glasses was
commented on. Having in my posession an antique pair of glasses, I was
thinking about having new lenses ground for them so they would be usable.
Unfortunately, I know very little about period glasses, but perhaps the
list may be able to offer a suggestion. The pair I have looks much like a
pair of pince nez glasses, but the arm are telescopic. At the end of each
arm is a loop, with a little bit of a cord attached (which presumably went
around the head to hold the optics on). This sounds fairly similar to a
pair mentioned in passing on the list recently, so I thought perhaps the
good noble and ladies might be able to satisfy my curiosity over when and
where they may have originated...
By your leave,
Julienn de Montfort
(whose day-to-day eyewear dates from the late 1800s)
Scribe Ethereal to the Canton of Spiaggia Levantina
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