Vintage ARTCRAFT 12 K GF Carved Wire Frame Eye Glasses! - eBay (item 310098422852 end time Nov-11-08 17:57:17 PST)
This vintage pair of wire frame bifocal eye glasses is marked, "Artcraft 11/10 12 K GF" on the bridge and both temples. The bridge, hinges and temples have art deco decorative carving. They have nose pads made of something that almost looks like mother of pearl.
The glasses case is marked, "Dr. Louis Rivera, Optometrist, 23 West 9th St., Erie, Penna." The outer covering is cordovan faux leather fabric and the lining is faded burgundy velvet, both much worn.
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.
The glasses measure 115 mm wide across the front, the distance between the lenses is 20 mm, and the temples are 125 mm long from hinge join to the middle of the ear curve. The lenses measure 45 mm wide and 42 mm high. The bridge and hinges are attached by screws through holes in the lenses.
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