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    Hello, can someone tell me where to find period or reading glasses that will fit the hobby? Thanks for any info.

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    First, read the article here:

    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/...ght=Spectacles

    Then you'll be reasonably well prepared to search antique cases for a pair.
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    Default One place to look for new ones.

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    There was a vendor at McDowell and Lee Takes Command who was selling a large selection of original frames with magnifying lenses. I bought a pair from him. Perfect in every detail. Can I remember his name? No. Can someone else who was there help me out? He also had antique bottles in abundance. I don't know if he has an electronic presence but I think that would be exactly what you're looking for.
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    I bought a pair of the Focusers as listed above, and they are okay, don't stay up on the bridge of my nose very well and I tried bending the ear pieces to make them tighter fit. However, I fortunately kept looking and stumbled across a pair of originals in good shape that, while a little strong, suited me fine for reading. My recommendation: look for the originals in antique shops.
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    Boyd, that's a dead link for my browser.
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    That was the direct link to the pdf file, try this: http://www.historiceyewearcompany.co...what-they-wore . This link is to the page with the link to the pdf file so it might work better for you. Good article, I spent more time with that than with the rest of the site but I did notice they have some links to places that look like they might do prescription lenses for the pricey frames they sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Weaver View Post
    There was a vendor at McDowell and Lee Takes Command who was selling a large selection of original frames with magnifying lenses. I bought a pair from him. Perfect in every detail. Can I remember his name? No. Can someone else who was there help me out? He also had antique bottles in abundance. I don't know if he has an electronic presence but I think that would be exactly what you're looking for.
    Might have been Bill MacIntosh -- I have a couple pairs from him, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pvt Schnapps View Post
    Might have been Bill MacIntosh -- I have a couple pairs from him, too.
    You might be right. They are perfect frames. I wear contacts with my distance correction and put on my glasses when I want to read. If you can get ahold of him, I think you'd be very happy with the result.
    Rob Weaver
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