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CLASSIC ANTIQUE GOLD OVAL FRAMES

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These classic gold wire rim oval antique eyeglasses are in mint condition and ready for prescription lenses or sunglasses. The right bridge arm is marked a ''G'' with a star in it and the glasses are otherwise unmarked. Though not indicated by a frame mark, the frame is 14 karat gold-filled according to the tag and based on how nicely they polished, I believe this is true.

WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES ANGLE photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES FRONT photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE photo, under 350 kb
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These are super ovals by the Geneva Optical Company out of Chicago, dating from around the turn of the century. They've never been worn, never had lenses and still have their original tag, too! The finish is fantastic throughout. The up-swept bridge joints are a really nice detail, the bridge is smooth all over and the temples are cable their full length with a fine ball tip, another neat detail. The screws are tested and working properly and a treat for me to see, completely as they came from the factory without any marring in the slots. Superb ovals, ready for lenses after a century's wait!

WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE BACK photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES TIPS photo, under 350 kb
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Dimensions

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Metric

Lens Width 1 1/2 "   38 mm  
Bridge 13/16 "   21 mm  
Temple 6 3/16"   157 mm  
Hinge to Hinge 4 3/16 "   107 mm  
Lens Height 1 1/8 "   29 mm  
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Wire rims are flexible, so lenses can be made to a variety of oval shapes for this frame. 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.

All frames are thoroughly inspected before leaving the Attic. I'm thorough about condition so there are no surprises and these glasses are in mint condition. They'll make great everyday glasses or some very cool sunglasses.

 
WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES TIPS photo, under 350 kb
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Item Num Item Name Price Add to cart
# 8220
Antique Gold Oval 38-21 #8220 SOLD SOLD