Copper color brass spectacles

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Copper color brass spectacles 1790 to 1815

Copper color brass spectacles date somewhere between 1790 to 1815. They feature a convex lens in the right side and no lens on the left side.
It originally was so tarnished that it looked somewhat like steel spectacles.
It has the “C” bridge, tear-shaped openings in the ends of the temple pieces and the wide type of “pin in slot” slides. This helps to localize it to the end of the 18th century-beginning of the 19th century time period.

Images are shown of its condition both before and after cleaning off the many years of tarnish.
It has a maker’s mark of “Herdegen” on the left temple piece near the hinge.
One’s optician could mount a modern prescription in this striking frame.