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Straight spectacles, France, 1801-1920

Science Museum, London

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These frames are made from extremely fine steel wire. They have been heated at a high temperature to produce an oxide layer. This prevents rusting. The process is called ‘blueing’. The spectacles are light and fragile-looking. They may have been worn by a man or a woman. The x-shaped bridge or double bridge is known as the French style due to its popularity in France. maker: Unknown maker Place made: France


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Straight spectacles, France, 1801-1920. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY


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