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  • avalonf@bcpl.net
    Steve If you have not already done so, please look at another excellent site at http://www.antiquespectacles.com/ This is the primary source of info I have
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      Steve

      If you have not already done so, please look at another excellent site
      at http://www.antiquespectacles.com/ This is the primary source of info
      I have used to document the spectacles which I offer.

      John White
      Avalon Forge
      Baltimore
      "All Manner of Replicas for Living History"
      http://www.avalonforge.com



      Steve Rayner wrote:
      > Hi John;
      >
      > Thanks for the spectacles link!
      >
      > I stumbled into this in my recent readings and I thought I'd pass it
      > along...
      >
      > Charles Carroll (a merchant; father of Charles Carroll, the attorney and
      > patriot) to Captain James Dobbins;
      >
      > “Annapolis Augst 30th 1754
      > Capt. Dobbins…
      > I also request you will get a sett of Glasses in the Temple Spectacles
      > herewith Delivered to suit a person turned of Sixty years old and get the
      > Case well rivetted and also get a spare pair of Glasses to answer for sixty
      > five put up safe in Cotton to avoid breaking I make no doubt of your
      > applying to some good Opticians Shop The Accts of which shall be thankfully
      > repaid.
      > To Captain James Dobbins”
      >
      > “Extracts from Account and letter Books of Dr. Charles Carroll, of
      > Annapolis.” in “Maryland Historical Magazine,” Vol. XXVII (1932) p. 314-15.
      >
      > Which brings me to a question...
      >
      > Over the years, most of the spectacles I have handled have actually been
      > from the early 19th century. But occasionally I have seen numbers such as
      > "70" etc. stamped most often on the inside surface of the temple strap. I
      > have often wondered what these numbers meant, and wonder if these numbers
      > relate to the approximate age of the wearer? Other than that, all I can do
      > is shrug my shoulders!
      >
      > Has anyone noticed such numbers on actual pedigreed 18th century frames?
      >
      > Cheers and Best Regards,
      >
      > Steve Rayner
      >
      >
      >
      >> From: Sgt42RHR@...
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      >> Subject: [Revlist] 18th century Spectacles
      >> Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 20:04:45 EST
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      >> useyeum.online_exhibitions.spectacles.eighteen/_
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      >> ectacles.eighteen/)
      >>
      >>
      >> or
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      >>
      >> John M. Johnston
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