Antique Pince-nez with case

$175.00
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Mississauga, ON L5N2Y6(View Map)
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    Vintage, Antiques

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Pince-nez (/ˈpænsneɪ/ or /ˈpɪnsneɪ/;[1] French pronunciation: ​[pɛ̃sˈne]) is a style of glasses, popular in the 19th century, that are supported without earpieces, by pinching the bridge of the nose. The name comes from French pincer, "to pinch", and nez, "nose".

From the Read Gabus Co. Optometrists and Opticians Walkerville, Ontario

The former town of Walkerville Ontario, Canada is now a heritage precinct of Windsor, Ontario. Incorporated in 1890, the town was founded by Hiram Walker, owner and producer of Canadian Club Whisky. Walker planned it as a 'model town’ (originally called 'Walker's Town')[1] that would be the envy of both the region and the continent.[2] He established a distillery on the Detroit River, diversifying the business by growing grain, milling flour, and raising cattle and hogs. Later, the town supported other major industries, notably automotive manufacturing.

Although pince-nez were used in Europe in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, modern ones appeared in the 1840s and reached their peak popularity around 1880 to 1900.

Britannia and Winston Churchill area

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