new pince-nez cork & steel eye glasses 1880
+2.50 diopter, 16 inch focal length. New never-worn from 1880.
This is a never-worn, new pair of pince-nez glasses from 1880. This power of +2.50 is in the range that is available today in over-the-counter “readers”.
This type of glasses was also known as “eye-glasses” and “nose spectacles”.
The cork is new as are the frames and lenses. Imagine wearing original. new pince-nez cork & steel spectacles glasses over 125 years old! These new pince nez eye-glasses are from old unsold optician stock.
According to Rosenthal in his book, pince-nez were first developed by the French in 1840. They flourished in the late 1800s and some even wear them today (but not many)