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Antique Benjamin Martins Spectacles Martins Margins Spectacles C 1760 | eBay

Antique Benjamin Martins Spectacles Martins Margins Spectacles C 1760 | eBay

A pair of Martin’s Margin spectacles with temple arms in steel and horn, 1750-1760, United Kingdom. Benjamin Martin developed his glasses in the 1750s. They had reduced aperture lenses on account a thick horn margin which was not only an optical innovation but also created the highly  characteristic appearance of the frames which became known as “Martin’s Margins”.

A pair of Martin’s Margin spectacles with temple arms in steel and horn, 1750-1760, United Kingdom. Benjamin Martin developed his glasses in the 1750s. They had reduced aperture lenses on account a thick horn margin which was not only an optical innovation but also created the highly characteristic appearance of the frames which became known as “Martin’s Margins”.

"Martin's Margins"  early light reducing eyeglasses created in about 1760  and used until the 1820s. The inserts were made out of horn or tortoiseshell. . .

"Martin's Margins" early light reducing eyeglasses created in about 1760 and used until the 1820s. The inserts were made out of horn or tortoiseshell. . .

Nuremberg type (1700-1750) still present at the start of the century gave way first to an improved steel spring variety of nose spectacles (...

Nuremberg type (1700-1750) still present at the start of the century gave way first to an improved steel spring variety of nose spectacles (...

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