Slide Show of the Wienhausen Spectacles

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1958 article describing the discovery The world's earliest eyeglasses were discovered under the floorboards in the Nun’s choir, Kloster Wienhausen Type 1 - Rivet spectacles – wooden frame, lenses intact, one cracked Type 3 - Rivet Spectacles – wooden frame, lenses present, one broken Leather-framed, 16th century – lenses present, lenses present, one broken Additional treasures in storage Early glass lens currently undergoing evaluation Two halves of Type 1 frame, no lenses Type 3 - wooden frame – no lenses Type 2 - two wooden halves, lenses intact 


Type 3 – half frame, no lensLeather-framed, possibly late 16th century, lenses intact, light green tint On public display, notice the lenses “sandwiched” between the TWO frames using glue, especially the Type 3 Rivet spectacles on the right Leather frame, 16th century and leather pouch



Optical fragments which were newly discovered, 2010 - 2013

Optical fragments which were newly discovered, 2010 - 2013. Optical fragments which were newly discovered, 2010 - 2013. Optical fragments which were newly discovered, 2010 - 2013. Optical fragments which were newly discovered, 2010 - 2013. Optical fragments which were newly discovered, 2010 - 2013.



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