men's : 1950-70 : k8317
product code : k8317 : £ 135
  • 1960's two-tone black and crystal plastic frame
    marked PG MADE IN BRITAIN and CUMBRIAN

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.

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  • PG stands for Paul Green, a frame manufacturer from

    Cumbria who sadly are long gone. They were a huge

    company at the time when this frame was made, being

    one of the largest makers of NHS frames as well as

    their own line of prescription frames, like this one.

    And they imported eyewear. Here is a trade ad of theirs

    from 1968 showing a working partnership with fashion

    designer and Royal Warrant holder Norman Hartnell.

    The Cumbrian was one of their best sellers as we have

    had quite a few of them over the years. It is a heavy

    frame with library sides joined using the 7-charnier

    hinge in a 2:3 pin formation, front and sides. They made

    them in many colours and styles, this a two-tone in black.

    In excellent condition.

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