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Plano-convex lens in front of an oil lantern with a wick from the Ipswich Historical Society. Would this be used to magnify light in a room with workers, perhaps who were sewing? Does anyone know what this is?
Plano-convex lens in front of an oil lantern with a wick from the Ipswich Historical Society. Would this be used to magnify light in a room with workers, perhaps who were sewing? Does anyone know what this is?
Possible “trial lens frame”, circa 1830, unique. Does anyone know what this is?
Possible “trial lens frame”, circa 1830, unique. Does anyone know what this is?
 
Hallmarked silver frame, large occluding tortoiseshell inserts, X bridge, turn-pin sidearms, French, late 1830’s. Was this for adult strabismus? Does anyone know how these were used?
Hallmarked silver frame, large occluding tortoiseshell inserts, X bridge, turn-pin sidearms, French, late 1830’s. Was this for adult strabismus? Does anyone know how these were used?
Painting of an old woman with glasses in her hand – This is wonderful but does anyone recognize it?  We want to contact that museum and inquire regarding it’s a correct title, painter, and proper attribution.
Painting of an old woman with glasses in her hand – This is wonderful but does anyone recognize it? We want to contact that museum and inquire regarding it’s a correct title, painter, and proper attribution

Eyeglasses through the Ages

Publishers of Books and Informative Literature

English Terminology for Spectacles

Timeline of Spectacles with their Development

Treasures, Missing, Mistaken, and Abused

Temple Spectacles Slide Show

Spectacles of Well Known People in History

Well of Moses

Kloster Wienhausen

Gnallic Shipwreck 1583

Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum Collection (Several Slideshows)

Varaždin Blacksmith Guild's Box

Edward Scarlett's Trade Card, 1714-1727

Rivet Spectacles-The Earliest Style

Professor Vincent Ilardi

The Madame Heymann Optical Collection

Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses

Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure

Adam's Patent Spectacles

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