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1910s-20s sunglasses, unmarked KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


This frame looks to be made in the early Edwardian period

although the style was made from the last part of the

18th century. It is known as the Riding Bow frame as the

cable temples would help keep the frame on when riding a

horse. Of course, when cars became popular after WW1,

this style became less necessary and gradually disappeared.

We've seen this shape in numerous catalogues up until the

1920s sold as both frames and with sun lenses. There is

nothing to signify what the metal is (ie a mark for silver or

a brand-name), so from an early catalogue in our collection

it could be 'white metal; 'nickel plated': 'steel nickel plated'

or maybe Alumnico (aluminium). And it was obviously a

success as look at it here: 100 years on and it looks fantastic.

The lenses are the flat type made up until the 1940's, here in

a pale colour but with excellent uv protection. We think the

colour may be the lightest of the Euphos tints available then

- a yellow-green, that came out in 1907. NB: these frames

were meant to be small as they were intended to frame the

eyes, not the face as frames do today. But it is a size that

would fit men or women.

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product code : k5450 : £ 135

1910s-20s silver metal frame, unmarked

Original mid-green/yellow mineral glass sun lenses


lenses : very good - 8

frame : good

fit : good - cable arms


face : 110mm

lens width : 37mm

lens height : 28mm

arms : n/a - cable arms

lens spec

uv transmission % : 2

light transmission (LTF) % : 75

uv protection y/n : y