Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Pince-Nez Classroom, Installment I: "The Mechanics of Fitting Glasses"


Today is the first installment of the Renaissance's virtual classroom. As mentioned in our last post, the Renaissance will post selections from our library of eyewear books. Each installment will be only a few pages and will contain annotations of what we feel is noteworthy.

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Without further ado, the Renaissance presents the first installment from "The Mechanics of Fitting Glasses," by Robert Pettet (1913). Depending on your browser, you may have to reload the screen. We have highlighted definitions or terms in yellow and added comments in red. Please remember that these excerpts are for historical purposes only. Advances in eyewear (e.g., polycarbonate lenses, silicone nose pads) have made some information obsolete.

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