Horn rim pince-nez
This is a very good looking horn rim pince nez in a variegated translucent brown color. It has steel spring and cork nose pads. It is unsold stock from 1875. There is a hallmark with a diamond shape with something inside of it. It is also signed PAT AUG 75 and 34. The 34 is the focal length of the biconvex lenses in inches. This converts to about +1.25 diopter readers in today’s system. This is the power that a typical forty something person might use to help with reading and near vision. There is some mild oxidation of the steel because of the age.
These are unsold stock from about 140 years ago.