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Right-angle spectacles ("TV Glasses")

Right-angle spectacles (

Ref: kp-0215-n

Price: 45.00


I would guess, from the style, that these date from the 1910s or 1920s (perhaps a spectacle historian would like to educate me on this).

SIZE: the marker in the picture is divided in one inch sections

Click on picture to enlarge.

Today these would be called "TV glasses" for lying in bed facing the ceiling, and watching the TV at the end of the bed. However, I doubt that TV had been invented when these were made. They were, most likely, intended for someone who was bed-ridden (perhaps parallised from the war), they are far too well-made to be a toy. What is quite remarkable is not only the condition of the spectacles, but the actual case. the case is marked THEODORE HAMBLIN LTD. 15 WIGMORE STREET. LONDON. W.1 AND PROVINCES.