Spectacles and Other Vision Aids: A History and Guide to Collecting

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Norman Publishing, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 530 pages
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My grandfather Henry Moyle was a guilder for Wilmotts in Evesham Worcestershire from 1904 to 1940.
My uncle and cousin also worked there.
I would be interested to see some of the products he made.
Do any photos exist of their work?

Contents

How to Manage a Collection i
5
A Short History of Glass and Some of Its Applications
17
The Development of Optical Quality Lenses
24
Concise Instruction in Grinding Lenses and Fitting
29
A Review of the History of Spectacles
35
Optical Manufacturing in the United States
50
Development of Chinese Spectacles
62
Ancient Chinese Eyeglass Cases
78
Spectacles Cases
320
The Evolution of Chatelaine Eyeglass Cases
332
Magnifying Glasses
338
Votive Offerings
344
Miniatures
349
Catalogs
354
Spectacles in Art Pictures and Prints
358
The Development of Contact Lenses
369

Japanese Spectacles
96
Steel Spectacles and Cases
99
Oddities
159
and Related Eye Protection
270
Eskimo Shades
278
Industrial and Protective Goggles and Spectacles
284
Shooting Glasses
295
Specialized Spectacles
300
Makeup Spectacles
306
Trial Lenses and Frames
308
Telescopic Operating Loupes
316
Modern Frames
385
Landmarks in Optical History
389
viii
391
English Translation of D M Mannis Book about Salvino Armati
395
Alphabetical List of Mostly United States Spectacles Makers from 17001850
429
Original Work by Emile Javal
433
Listing of Art and Illustrations Demonstrating the Use of Spectacles
437
Great Ophthalmological Collections of Visual Aids around the World
465
Telescopes by Gottlieb Christian Hilscher
467
Outline on the Early History of Spectacles
489
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