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1909 ANTIQUE GOLD OVAL SPECTACLE VINTAGE EYEGLASS FRAME
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1909 ANTIQUE GOLD OVAL SPECTACLE VINTAGE EYEGLASS FRAME

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Sold Date: 07/26/2009
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay




1909 ANTIQUE GOLD OVAL SPECTACLE VINTAGE EYEGLASS FRAME
Description

FRAME
This is a gold oval frame made by the fictitous "Dr. Haux" of St. Louis, MO. This frame is a fairly standard gold-filled oval, stamped "Dr. Haux $3" on the back of the bridge. It includes the original case and shipping box, postmarked February 17, 1909.

This is a very collectible frame. The main reason is the colorful history of the company that made it. According to an article in the October 23, 1913 edition of The Monroe County Mail (Fairport, NY) t never actually was a "Dr. Haux". The monicker was made up by two brothers, Morris and Harry Goldman. They advertised "Crack Shot" glasses (pinhole lens) that guaranteed to make everyone who used them a great marksman. They sold over 200,000 pairs of these a year until the Federal Government indicted them, claiming false advertising and that t was no "Dr. Haux". This was an early mail fraud case. So, do you suppose the brothers Goldman had an inside joke? The name Dr. Haux looks very much like a cross between faux and hoax.

The frame has been fitted with Pentax/Seiko anti-reflective ECP lenses (non-prescription). We use these lenses when preparing frames for TV, film, and theater. They are the best anti-reflective lenses (IMO) on the market, although Zeiss and Essilor also have fine products. The retail price of the lenses alone is over $200.00.

CONDITION
This frame is in excellent condition and should stand up to being "daily drivers" if that is your mission. These are also quite collectible, .

SIZE
The 36mm lens diameter is small. Oval frames of this period were basically made in five sizes 36,38,40(most common),42 , and 44mm. This is the smallest adult size made. The bridge however is a little wider than averageat 25mm. Temples are 6 1/2" - temples of this period and style generally ranged from 6" - 6 1/2".

The shape below is generic used only to show measurements.

FIT

36mm
1.42"
25mm
0.98"
28mm
1.10" 113mm
4.45"
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