pair of vintage Pince nez eyeglass frames, common during the late 1800's
and early 1900's. They are in great condition and are suitable for daily use. Check out our eBay Store for a large selection of
similar Pince nez eyeglass frames in different sizes and colors.
These are in
great vintage condition. We have inspected them to make sure they are fully
functional, can take your prescription lenses, and are suitable for
Eyeglasses have no arms, they clip on to the nose. Thus the name Pince-nez
which in French means – pincer, to pinch, and nez, nose.
Pince-nez reached their peak popularity around 1885 and were popular until
around 1920. During their prime, Pince-nez accounted for over two thirds of all
eyeglasses worn in the US. They were so popular that the name eyeglasses
referred specifically to Pince-nez; spectacles meant frames with ear pieces. There
are two basic types of Pince-Nez, The C bridge and The hard Bridge. The general
difference between the 2 is that the C bridge has a flexible bridge
that presses down on the nose while the hard bridge is not flexible and
is held in place by two spring loaded pads that clip on to the nose.
Pince-nez started to fall out of favor to a large degree in the 1920s and
haven't been manufactured since.
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ship within 1 business day, so it should take about a week for your Eyeglasses
to arrive, sometimes faster.
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anywhere in the world with USPS First Class Mail International. Shipping cost
is a flat rate of $8. Please note that USPS First classes Mail does not have
tracking. It generally takes 2-3 weeks to arrive. If you prefer faster shipping
with tracking Please select the USPS priority worldwide option.
We are a New
York based Company specializing in Vintage and Antique eyeglass frames. We
currently have 1000's of vintage and antique eyeglass frames in stock. We have
a large selection of Vintage New Old Stock Cat eye glasses frames, as well as
100's of Round Windsor eyeglass frames. We also have a large selection of
Pince-nez, Rimless, and pretty much anything made from 1850-1970. Check out our
Ebay store to see our other frames.
Our goal is
to bring you the best selection of quality, vintage frames. Unless a pair is New
Old Stock, normal wear and tear is expected as these frames have been used or
have been sitting around for many years. Each pair of vintage frames we sell is
inspected to make sure it can handle new lenses and is suitable for everyday
wear, exceptions will be noted. Thank you for shopping with us, We hope you
enjoy your Vintage frames.