Glasses for the eyes, or spectacles, were mentioned in a manuscript in 1289 and have been used ever since. Sometime before 1727, the modern style of glasses, held in place by the temples, the pieces that extend behind the ears, was developed. Bifocals were invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1785. Lorgnettes were popular in late Victorian times. Opera Glasses are listed in their own category.
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|Glasses||14K Yellow Gold||Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, Peach Lenses, Brass Hinge, Signed Cazal, 5 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Aluminum||Cat's-Eye,Floral Etching,Blue Accent,Marked,American Optical,1950s,5 3/4 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Bakelite||Men's, Round Lenses, 1920-30, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Batwing||White & Silver Plastic, France, 1950s||2001||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Benjamin Franklin||Advertising Cloth, Case||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Bifocals||Round,Faceted Lens,14K Gold Frame,4 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Black||Celluloid, Folding, Hand-Painted Leather Case, Woman Reading At Desk||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Brass||Flat X-shaped Nasal Bridge, Loop Temporal Piece, Oval Green Lenses, 1840||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Brass||O. Parker, Pat.1872, Canada, Cigar Shaped Tin Case||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Brass||Turnpin Type Temporal Pieces, Ends In Loops, Oval Lenses, Running Deer Mark||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Brass||Folding Arms, Impressed, W. Ball, Late 18th Century||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Brass||Sliding Bow, Half-Round Nose Piece, Patina, c.1780, 4 1/2 x 6 In.||2008||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Brass||Tinted, Pre-Civil War Illustrated||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Women's, Black & Clear Lucite, Carved Edge, France, 1950s, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Women's, Flame Ends, Aurora Rhinestones, Sergio, Italy||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Women's, White Pearlescent Plastic, France, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Aluminum, Copper Tone, Bagette Rhinestones, Art Craft||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Bakelite, Butterscotch, Carved Lines, Vogue, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Brown Translucent Plastic, Topaz Rhinestones, Gold Accents, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Pearlized Amethyst, France, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Silver, Polished, Marcasite Rhinestones, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat’s-Eye||Bakelite, Butterscotch, Wavy Lines, Vogue, 1950s||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat’s-Eye||Rhinestones, Black, Square, Green Vinyl Case, c.1940, 5 x 6 In.||2010||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Chatelaine||Velvet, Leather & Silver Plate, C.1860||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Chatelaine||Embossed Metal, Case, Clip||1998||Login / Create Account for Price|