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CLASSIC VINTAGE TORTOISE FOREMOST HI-NOTE EYEGLASSES

$109.00 Two sizes available

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These classic men's tortoise plastic vintage eyeglasses are in mint condition and ready for prescription lenses or sunglasses. The bridge is marked ''50 - 24'' and the arms read ''FOREMOST 145 U.S.A.''. The plastic has a nice sheen with no cracks, crazing or discoloration and the rivets shine bright.

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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This is the Foremost Hi-Note in demi-amber, often called tortoise. This frame is unused vintage stock, never worn and never had lenses. There are two sizes listed and the 50-24 will come with the original paper frame envelope. They're a real classic and if you ask any old-timer optician, they'll remember this one, as it was a very popular frame in the 1960s. Nice big lenses, strong seven-barrel hinges, broad, paddle-style temples, clear bridge tabs (still clear, too!) and a great zyl color and finish make these really super frames.

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE BACK photo, under 350 kb
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 Frame Sizes: 50 - 24 50 - 22

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
Bridge:   24 mm
( 15/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
Temple:   145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
Hinge to Hinge:   135 mm
( 5 5/16'' )
132 mm
( 5 3/16'' )
Full Front Width:   143 mm
( 5 5/8'' )
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
Lens Height   40 mm
( 1 9/16'' )
40 mm
( 1 9/16'' )
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 4 to 8 business days.

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.

 
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES TIPS photo, under 350 kb
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb Click on a photo for the big picture. 
Tortoise Hi-Note $109
Item Num Frame SizeAdd to Cart
#8236 50 - 24
SOLD
#8234 50 - 22 SOLD
 

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, several sizes, $109
Tortoise Hi-Note
#8236
 

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