Sunday, November 23, 2008

Small Vintage Pewter Gray WIRE FRAME EYE GLASSES, Case!

Small Vintage Pewter Gray WIRE FRAME EYE GLASSES, Case! - eBay (item 310102949698 end time Nov-27-08 18:57:53 PST)

This vintage pair of wire frame eye glasses is a dull gray metal that makes me think of pewter. I have no idea what it is, maybe just needs shined up? I see no maker's mark. The glasses come in an old case that lost its cover and happily sheds rust bits.

These glasses are a very basic style with no actual nose pads, just bends in the bridge. The right lens is extremely thick and sometimes needs pushed back into the frame near the nose. You can see it loose and tight in the photos. They weigh almost nothing at all.

This style of temple that wraps around the back of the ear is great for active people. These spectacles will not fall off, even if you turn upside-down. There are tiny ball ends on the temples.

The glasses measure 108 mm wide across the front, the distance between the lenses is 20 mm, and the temples are 115 mm long from hinge join to the middle of the ear curve. The lenses measure 35 mm wide and 26 mm high. It looks like the bridge is attached to the frame rims by soldering.

I'm a 5'8" adult female and the glasses fit me, but rubbed my temples and look small, like Teddy Roosevelt glasses.

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