Pince nez eyeglasses are relatively common and many people collect them and
some even wear them. They are quite often seen in the collections of antique
vision aids at most institutions. In all the research of printed material that
has gone into developing this website, a guide for the classification of pince
nez has never been seen before.Therefore by creating a guide this void can now
The attached chart is a work in progress, a collaboration of several American
and European collector/historians who have experience and knowledge of this neat
sub-topic. Constructive suggestions on ways to modify it are always welcomed.
Terminology noticed in the literature may differ from that which is used in this
guide. Also there certainly may be some overlap of examples. All sorts of
variations are known to exist, especially in the nose bridge and nose pad
regions. However we hope that you will find this work to be useful.
Did you ever consider wearing pince nez? Do you know that some individuals
today in the 21st century are wearing original and authentic pince nez from the
turn of the 20th century, in order to distinguish themselves? Useful to anyone
reading there is a new informative website blog that was developed by our friend
Alan Baker of Fremont California. Visit
http://pincenez1.blogspot.com to learn even more about the practical use of
this c. 1840 – 1920 style of eyeglasses. You will discover the enjoyment that
people who use them are now experiencing. Check it out!!