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April 7, 2010


I wanted to show you this handsome eyeglass hook. With an elegant design, similar to a safety pin, these hooks were pinned to the clothing and attached to a chain connected to the eyeglasses. See? Ever since glasses were invented, people have been forgetting where they put them. Hence, the invention of the eyeglass chain and hook.
This piece is from the late 1890s. It appears in the Sears Roebuck & Co Catalogue of 1897. The hooks listed in the Sears catalogue are rolled-gold or gold-filled. Elegant and impressive. A great conversation starter.
Vintage Antique 1897 Eyeglass Hook - Estate - Very Rare
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