• Short Summary

    Nice film about the history of spectacles.

  • Description

    Note: Location of events unknown.

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1046.13
    Media URN:
    37118
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:04:00 / 01:26:33:00
    Canister:
    PT 096

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