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    Handmade glasses from 1810s for sufferers of syphilis. Design patented by JR Richardson in 1797.

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    I'd like to see an update to the style, but this is from another pin: SYPHILIS GLASSES: Also from onegoodeye, is a rare set of green tinted four-lens spectacles commonly worn by sufferers of syphilis in the early 19th century. The design was patented by J.R. Richardson in 1797 and these ‘double D’ frames were hand made somewhere between 1800 and 1820.

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