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Glasses
Glasses

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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 GlassesGogglesYellow Lenses, Tortoise Color Celluloid Frame, Steel Case, 1930s-1940s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPlasticTortoise Color, Fold Down & Out To Open1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesBrass Frames, Benz, Case, 5 1/8 In.1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesBrass Frames, Mahogany Case, 1830s1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesIron Frame, Original Lenses, Large Ribbon Loops, Mid-18th Century1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette14k Yellow Gold1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectacles3 1/2-in. Folded1999Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesChatelaineEmbossed Metal, Case, Clip1998Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesOriginal Lenses, Ribbon Loops, C.17701998Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesOriginal Lenses, Ribbon Loops, England, C.17501998Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesChatelaineVelvet, Leather & Silver Plate, C.18601997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteFiligree Design, 14k White Gold1997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPince-nezFolding, Bifocal, 14k White Gold1997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPince-nezFolding, Sterling Silver1997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPince-nezTortoiseshell Frame, 12k Gold, Leather Case1997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesCivil War, Felt Lined Tin Case, Case, 5 7/8 In.1997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesIron, Original Lenses, Steel Case, Cloth Lining, C.17601997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesMaddox, Rods1997Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesBrassFlat X-shaped Nasal Bridge, Loop Temporal Piece, Oval Green Lenses, 18401996Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesBrassO. Parker, Pat.1872, Canada, Cigar Shaped Tin Case1996Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesBrassTurnpin Type Temporal Pieces, Ends In Loops, Oval Lenses, Running Deer Mark1996Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCoin SilverExtendible Temporal Ending In Loops, Cigar Shaped Leather Case1996Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCoin SilverLong Temporal Piece, Loops, Oval Lenses, Marked Pure Coin & No. 61996Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCoin SilverOval Lenses, Oval Loops, Mcallister, Philadelphia1996Login / Create Account for Price
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