1932 Video Of Spectacles Through The Ages

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We all love vintage eyewear videos. This video starts with a man dressed as Roger Baker holding large magnifying glass. The commentator tells us he is suspected by many to be the real inventor of spectacles. Then there is a man dressed as Samuel Pepys, he wore glasses with green lenses. Then a man as Isaac Newton looking at globe of the world. The commentator informs us that he “favoured spectacles with tiny lenses.”

A women wearing clothes from the court of King Louis XV. Then a man dressed as Benjamin Franklin the inventor of the Bi-focals. Then of a man and two women wearing modern day glasses. The two glamorous looking women smile and smoke cigarettes.

Erkers 1879 - The Optical Journal