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CLASSIC TORTOISE ANGLO AMERICAN GROUCHO FRAMES

$205.00 

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These classic men's tortoise plastic eyeglasses are brand new, mint condition and ready for prescription lenses or sunglasses. The arms are marked ''Anglo American Optical Frame England ce Groucho 32-30-142'' and the glasses are otherwise unmarked. The plastic has a nice sheen with no cracks, crazing or discoloration.

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES ANGLE photo, under 350 kb

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES FRONT photo, under 350 kb

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES DETAIL photo, under 350 kb

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These are contemporary frames from a great maker, Anglo American Optical, in business in England since the late 1800s. This is their ''Groucho'' model, a frame that harkens back to the oldest tortoise shell frames. These are plastic, what's called Zyl in the optical trade and they're well-made frames. The wide bridge helps to place the smaller lenses directly in front of your pupils and the long hinge extensions help to get those temples around the sides of one's head. The hinges are of the European, three barrel variety and note the great finish at the temple tips, a nice feature. Great frames, ready to go! The hinges are nice and tight, the temples show no wear, even at the ears, and the bridge is smooth and clean. These frames are in mint condition.

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE BACK photo, under 350 kb
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb Click on a photo for the big picture. 

Dimensions

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Lens Width 1 1/4 "   32 mm  
Bridge 1 3/16 "   30 mm  
Temple 5 5/8"   142 mm  
Hinge to Hinge 4 3/8 "   111 mm  
Full Front Width4 3/4 "   121 mm  
Lens Height 1 1/4 "   32 mm  
For measurement basics click here.

Temples are measured their full length, hinge to tip, as though they were straightened out. Why? Because they're adjustable, so measurements to the bend vary based on maker and adjustment. Lens and bridge measurements are from lens edge to lens edge. Hinge to hinge is measured from screw to screw.

I'm occasionally asked if these are authentic Anglo American frames and yes, they really are. They carry the manufacturer warranty. These frames are also available in white and black and can also be had with non-prescription, sunglass lenses as shown here and for no added charge, but they really are made for prescription lenses, so you can have daily wear clear lenses installed or have prescription sunglass lenses, too. Super frames, ready to go! They'll make great everyday glasses or some very cool sunglasses.

 
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb
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Item Num Item Name Price Add to cart
# 7616
Anglo Groucho Tortoise #7616 $205.00

If you have any questions about this pair of glasses or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me. I try to answer all questions promptly.

 
Mint condition, size: 33-30-145, $205
Anglo Groucho Tortoise
#7616
 

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