Nice film about the history of spectacles.
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Full titles read: "SPECTACLES THROUGH THE AGES - Sooner or later all of us are interested in spectacles - this little cameo brings us very much up to-date in the preservation of our sight and looks."
M/S of man dressed as Roger Baker holding large magnifying glass. The commentator tells us he is suspected by many to be the real inventor of spectacles. M/S of man dressed as Samuel Pepys, he wore glasses with green lenses. M/S of man as Isaac Newton looking at globe of the world. C/U of Newton and his spectacles. The commentator informs us that he "favoured spectacles with tiny lenses."
M/S A women wearing clothes from the court of King Louis XV. M/S of man dressed as Benjamin Franklin the inventor of the Bi-focals. M/S's of a man and two women wearing modern day glasses. The two glamorous looking women smile and smoke cigarettes.