PINCH NOSE..... Pince Nez spectacles frames. Pince Nez spectacles. For those of you not familiar with the name, it translates (almost) literally as pinch nose. Silver Rimmed frame pince nez spectacles frames.
No lenses. Part of an old optical inventory, appears unused. Around 1850 -1890.
These kind of spectacles were popular in the 19th century and supported by pinching the bridge of the nose, not by earpiece bows. The spring nose pads NEED TO HAVE THE SPRING REPLACED to work perfectly as they should. For the lenses you will have to have your optometrist install your prescription. These spectacles are in wonderful shape.
Lenses would be about 1 5/8" in diameter. The pince-nez, or nose-pinching spectacles, were particularly popular in the late 1800s, although the design had been in existence for several centuries.