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The unique feature of these antique Windsor eyeglasses from other Windsor glasses are the flexible spring temple ends with closely spaced splices in the celluloid covering from about an inch in front of where the temples turn down to their end. These splices allow for maximum comfort when keeping the glasses securely in place. Though the frames look black under most light, they are truly a deep reddish brown in bright light which I believe gives them a rich and distinctive appearance. The Windsor mark can be seen in picture #5. Windsor style was introduced in 1880 and remained popular thru the early 1900's. Of all vintage eyewear, these really stand out with their round lenses, saddle bridge, and temples that wrap around the ear. Many people associate the windsor style with John Lennon and Mahatma Gandhi. Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt also wore the windsor eyewear. The Windsor style remained popular until the early 1900's and today they are highly sought-after.
Measurements: frame width 4 7/8", lens height 1 1/2", temple arms 4" to where they turn down and then another 1 5/8", lens width 1 9/16", bridge 1 1/16".
The current lense prescription is mild with bifocals and could easily be worn for dramatic roles or fashion but I hope you put your prescription in and enjoy them everyday. The current lenses are scratch free and the frames are in very good to excellent condition especially considering their age and would be great for everyday wear.
If you have any questions or would like additional pictures don't hesitate to contact me. They come with this very attractive metal case which is lined with the original warm brown soft cloth and is in very good condition with no dents, mild wear and one scratch on the back which disrupts the color. The case measures 6 1/8" X 2 3/4". I have other smaller cases if you would prefer, however, they are not bare metal.
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NICE! Windsor Brown Black Celluloid Wrapped Metal Frame Eyeglasses with Flexible Spring WrapTemple Ends and Metal Brown Felt Lined Case
$85 USD SOLD
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