Frederick W. King of Cleveland, Ohio received a patent for “Improvement in Spectacles” on February 20, 1912. If you enter the number (1017766) at the USPO site you will find his patent description emphasizing their value in shooting and other outdoor activity because they fit firmly on the nose and allow for adjustment. The bridge and nose rest are the heart of this patent. They were originally held on the head by an elastic band that has perished. Very good condition.
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Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-623-6777