19th Century Reproduction Glasses GL-790

Very good mid-19th century style spectacles. Spring back ear tabs make these very comfortable. Watch a video about our eyewear.

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Very good mid-19th century style spectacles. Spring back ear tabs make these very comfortable. Each lens measures 1-3/4 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches tall. They are about 4-3/4 inches between temple pieces and have plain gray metal glasses frames. You can easily have your prescription glass installed at your local optometry shop.  WE HAVE CLEAR LENS ONLY!

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Customer Reviews (9)
Great glasses at an affordable price.
I am an eye care professional and state licensed. I had a gentleman come in with these frames and he asked to put his prescription in them. Of course before I send them to my lab I want to inspect them to make sure there is no flaws or broken pieces. I didn’t know I would be this impressed with quality of these frames. I am someone who loves history and re-enactment and I will be purchasing my own pair to have in my prescription. These frames had a nice hinge and the screws locked in perfect and great welds. Normally I don’t jump online and write reviews but this definitely deserved one! Review by Optical Man (Posted on 3/15/2018)
Nice Product
This is my first pair of glasses for living history purposes and to further the authenticity of my impression. These were a great price point compared to other sources for similar glasses, even with having to put corrective lenses in them. I am sure as I get used to the ear pieces these will continue to get more comfortable. Straight out of the packaging, they fit well. Review by JL (Posted on 3/7/2018)
Love em!
I'm a cowboy action shooter and got them for the look. The wrap around ear pieces keep them where they need to be. Very durable. I've had these frames for 6 years or so. They even survived me blowing up my rifle and having the bolt hit me in the right lens. Thank GOD I had safety lenses put in them! Great price too! Review by Tetherow Tex LaRue (Posted on 2/9/2018)
I am very happy wiith the quality of the material and the workmanship. My optomitrist was able to put my prescription lenses in with no problem. Review by Jon (Posted on 1/22/2018)
Great Glasses
Bought these to replace an original pair that I had for many years. My eye doctor put bi-focals in and they are great. Well built, and once I had adjusted the ear pieces, very comfortable. I am a Civil War reenactor, and have been for almost thirty years. Wish I had found these years earlier. Review by Jon w (Posted on 12/13/2017)
Well built and period-correct
These glasses are really well made. I am about to buy another pair because mine were stolen. (They might be too nice) I will be buying them again when i get my new prescription. Review by BruceSoCal (Posted on 11/17/2017)
I purchased these frames many years ago out of Townsends' old paper catalogue.and then had my bi-focle prescription installed. I was tired of dealing with contact lenses during hard campaigning. These frames have stood up to years of some very rigorous Civil War re-enacting. They stay on your head so well that you will have no worries about losing them during the "heat of battle". Great quality for a very fair price. If you are a 19th century re-enactor these frames fill the bill and will be the last ones that you will have to buy. Review by Captain Dave (Posted on 6/23/2017)
These glasses are great!!! Very excellent quality. I wear them as my everyday eyeglasses! A lot of eye doctors/vision centers will not put lenses in frames you already own. I purchased the frames from here and sent them away with my spare pair of glasses that have my correct prescription to this place: http://www.replacealens.com Check them out! They are a fantastic company!!! I was able to put progressive lenses in them and they work great! I will be purchasing another pair of these soon!!! Review by Ricky Gudgeon (Posted on 7/26/2016)
This is an excellent product, delivered on time.

I wanted a pair of WBTS-era glasses I could use for reading and to wear to events. I intended to just buy cheap lenses and have them swapped out. Mais non.

I can buy a pair of glasses with magnifying lenses for next-to nothing at Wal-Mart. But no Texas eye-glass place, by law, is allowed to mount my lenses I bought in frames I bought and paid for in the repro frames unless I pay for an eye exam and a prescription for those cheap magnifiers from an eye doctor.

Excellent products, again. Strange country...You can now go potty in the girls' room if you want to but you can't have your cheap lenses put in your own frames.
Review by Michael E. Patterson (Posted on 5/28/2016)
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