2936Re: Victorian Spectacles
- Jul 1, 2003--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "Sue Lee"
> Hi Everyoneset
> Glad to have found you!
> I would like to try and get a pair of victorian style (1850 or
> thereabouts - not too prissy about dating) spectacles and have a
> of prescription lenses in them, at the moment I have to take myJastown http://www.jastown.com/#catalog does lovely repos of 15th,
> modern glasses off and risk falling over, or look wrong. I can't do
> contact lenses - my eyes don't like them.
> I'm in London, has anyone got any suggestions.
18th and 19th century frames and they are fairly inexpensive, running
between $25 and $60. You CAN find modern frames that are similar,
just ask your optician for a small oval or round metal frame with a
saddle bridge (no nosepads) and they are pretty darn similar to the
19th cen ones but will usually be a good deal more expensive. Good
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