Martin’s Margins Temple Spectacles

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A rare pair of Martin’s Margins spectacles with temple arms in steel and horn.

Benjamin Martin developed his glasses in the 1750s. They had reduced aperture lenses on account a thick horn margin which was not only¬†an optical innovation but also created the highly ¬†characteristic appearance of the frames which became known as “Martin’s Margins”.

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