1950-1970 : k8367
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product code : k8367 : £ 85



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  • The Windsor frame was first patented by the American Optical company

    back in the 1920's, so it is interesting to note that the Algha company

    in England came to be purchased by AO in the 1980's. Albeit then let go

    later on. The firm was started in 1932, by Max Wiseman, who came to

    East London from Germany. The Algha Optical Works are still going -

    they became the prestigious Savile Row frames in the mid-80's - but

    this Windsor is an example of their amazing expertise in metal frames,

    from the heyday of the post-war period. It's incredible that nearly 100

    years later, the very wearable Windsor-type frame endures in popularity.

    This pair has mottled tortoise zylonite rims paired with the plain coloured

    arms, but both are stamped ALGHA so it is all authentic and the way that

    we found it. We have seen these contrasting arms and fronts before.

    Cable arms keep the frame snugly on and the gold-fill metal gives them

    durability, probably also a little glimmer of luxury in those dull days in

    the UK after WW2.

                                                           — klasik

vintage eyewear : unisex : 1950's/60's Windsor frame by ALGHA (UK)
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