women's : pre-1970 : k8335
product code : k8335 : £ 125



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  • This gold filled frame from the 1920's is a transatlantic

    traveller and an example of how American craftsmanship

    was appreciated in England: the London office for the

    DuPaul-Young Optical Company of Southbridge Mass. was

    in the heart of the capital's jewellery, watch and optical

    quarter. DuPaul-Young was established in the US in 1887

    by makers DuPaul, Young and Caron and made steel and

    gold-filled spectacles - see the 'DYO' stamped under the

    bridge. The British Optical Museum have a photo of one

    of their 'English' catalogues from 1920 with their motto:

    "Quality and Finish". English gentlemen must have paid

    quite a price for these imported frames, but they invested

    in a classic: perfect round, gold-filled spectacles like these

    are the epitome of elegance in eyewear. DuPaul-Young

    Opticalcontinued until just 1951. There are probably very

    few eyewear companies that could put 'Southbridge and

    London' after their name. This pair really is a piece of

    US-UK history.

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