Outstanding blue tinted eyeglasses circa mid-late 19th century.
These are a bit unusual due to the wonderful turn-pin style or "pivot" side arms!
Very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Before the days of sunglasses, there were tinted glasses, believed by some to improve vision, but also worn for the sake of fashion by others.
The lenses are tinted blue but are not magnifying or prescription.
Steel frames with glass lenses.
+++ Measurements +++
4 3/8” hinge to hinge across the front of the glasses. They are small but quite flexible to fit a range of sizes.
+++ Condition +++
Fair with some patina to the frames and a bit of wear to the lenses. Small chip on the edge of on lens, as well as scratches. Despite the scratches, nothing was visible or impaired vision when I wearing them.
These are wearable with care at your own risk (the lenses are made of glass, and therefore do not meet modern safety regulations).
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.