The frames measure 4 5/8 inches from hinged edge to hinged edge. The rims are 40MM, perfectly round... The beautifully covered, original, cabled temple stems are 6.5 inches in total length and will fit most medium to large adult Men or Women.
Although there are longer stems available, I'd try these out before getting longer stems. Cabled Temples longer than 6.5 inches, tend to leave the bridge out on the end of the nose and that is not the way these were intended to be worn. I encourage you to check with me first before going somewhere else as I can often save you a chunk of change on parts and I encourage you to keep my contact information on file in case something ever goes wrong in the future. Drop one of those tiny screws and they're gone forever and not easy to replace unless you know someone like me.
My labor is 100% FREE. To do so would be quite ludicrous, as to be in actual mint condition, they would have to be encapsulated like a coin and untouched by any hands ever. These eyeglass frames have NEVER BEEN USED.
The best and honest way to describe these is in "Near Mint Condition" despite the fact they are well over 85 years old and so very cool. The Metal and some History. The frames are made of 1/10th White Gold fIlled. Gold filled, is a heavy bonding of solid gold and in this case, over brass. The 1/10th means that the total weight of the gold used to make these must weigh at least 10% of the entire weight of the metal.
Many folks have found that these often produce much more gold, in scrap, than what is reported or stamped on the back because the gold was applied by hand in ribbon style form, much the same way thread is spooled onto the eyes of a fishing pole. You think I've done enough research? No one, on this planet, has researched these iconic frames more than myself.
Please read on and learn.. It took 27, different skilled craftsmen to make them. The eyeglasses are NEW VINTAGE STOCK and have never been used at all.. The Fame and additional History. According to Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, John Lennon owned over 40 pairs of gold, wire rimmed eyeglasses.
Everyone felt John Lennon was trying to make a fashion statement, when he first started wearing gold wire rimmed eyeglasses late in the year 1966 but the truth is, "he fancied the way the curled, cabled stems wrap around his face" and would not fall off or even shift. John Lennon's very first pair of Marshwood frames were made of nickle and were the standard issue for the National Health System of England, the equivalent of the U. He quickly replaced them with the actual Gold Filled Marshwood variety but some photos had already been taken for the Sargent Pepper's photo shoot.
It sounds just like John for sure.. They're highly sought after by both avid Beatles collectors and antique eyeglass dealers, musicians, motorcycle and horse riders. I love them for fishing and picking weeds in the garden. When they are as exquisite as these, they can command a much higher value as well. It simply does not get any better than this PERIOD.
These eyeglass frames will not need to be cleaned or polished for a very long time. With my used frames, the lenses are removed to completely to clean and polish the bezels, which is vital to obtain a solid fit when installing new lenses. No dirt, no grime, no tarnish, no corrosion anywhere on this pair of truly antique beautiful spectacles. They also tend to make heads turn and I'm often asked about them when I'm wearing mine. They're awesome folks and look great on both female or male adults and children alike.
These eyeglasses come with a very handsome, steel / hard antique eyeglass case, that's also in great condition and is "Era Specific", with its outer finish still intact at the hinge. The frames and case were stored properly over the many years and came from a lady in West Virginia, who is a retired optician and who's father, grandfather and great grandfather were also opticians. Four generations of opticians and these were part of her great grandfather's collection. It can be very difficult to find an "era specific" case, such as this one.
Truly a nice case for sure... These frames are more popular than ever...I'm talking about THE REAL THING. Even those that have John Lennon's name engraved or embossed on them are not authentic and quite inferior to these. I'm still pinching myself.. I'm happy to present to you, a genuine pair of American Optical manufactured and patented, branded Marshwood Round eyeglass frames in TRUE NEAR MINT CONDITION! I've lowered my costs and folks have been pounding it often. Check my feedback and see for yourself. The item "BEATLES JOHN LENNON ANTIQUE VINTAGE GENUINE MARSHWOOD EYEGLASSES NEAR MINT COND" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Eyeglasses". The seller is "asylumrockmusic" and is located in Spokane, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.