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Auction Officer, Alan Leach, is hoping to produce a definitive history of Pince Nez styles and would appreciate help with identification of the types found in his recently compiled list. All information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it would be much appreciated.


View the list here (PDF format)


Something very different:

Acquired by a museum ‘from one of the older university optometry departments’. It came with a number of other special purpose items including trigeminal goggles, hemianopia spectacles, a surgical ‘anti-misting’ spectacles. Could it be for a very specific facial shape or was it purely experimental. Please let us know.

 

Most unusual... and any information welcomed:

Possibly made from bone, it measures 75mm by 115mm with the distance between the lenses being 45mm.

The lens power is approx -0.50 to -1.00 dioptres

It has already been described as 'Catholic Collectible' due to the central 'Papal Cross'

Fluted handle suggests it was designed to be hand held.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From when does the Liebold Type Bridge date please?

(this particular frame is a blued steel Elkington pattern pantoscopic eye with angled sides)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can anyone identify this one...

 

 

Two ridge bars, no sides, marked on bridge 1/10 12CT

Possibly UKO RIMCLIFF front - can anyone confirm?

And why the brow bars?


NOT a one-off as at least three known to exist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or this?

A key symbol found on the handle of a number of pince nez, usually steel or nickel plated.

Does it denote a particular maker, and if so, which one?

Can anyone please unlock this mystery? Any information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 
 
 

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