These antique eyeglasses are pince nez which translates to 'nose pinchers'. These spectacles were all the rage from about 1885 to 1920. At their peak, these Victorian 'trendy' glasses accounted for over two thirds of all eyeglasses worn in the U.S.
These gold-filled pince nez have a patent date of 1903 and the aluminum case they're in was patented in 1909. They were made by Prince.
The glasses have a spring bridge which expands to clip onto the bridge of the nose and then springs back to hold the glasses firmly in place.
They measure 4 inches across by 1 3/8 inches high at each oval lens. Depending on your vision, these may act as magnifiers. You may want to get your own prescription added to the bridge instead.
There's a hole drilled on the edge of one lens...that was for adding a chain so you could hang them around your neck.
These pince nez are in excellent vintage condition. Circa 1910.
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Victorian Gold-Filled Pince Nez Eyeglasses Specs in Case