pre-1950 : k8340
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product code : k8340 : £ 125
  • 1930s/40s demi-amber plastic frame, marked OBAC

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.

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  • OBAC stood for Ophthalmic Benefit Approved Committee -

    a sort of forerunner to the NHS system of supplying

    optical frames - which ran from 1937 until 1948 when

    the NHS system took over. There were many optical

    frame makers who signed up to the OBAC system and of

    course all of the frames had to meet the high standards

    set by the committee. It's easy to see that there weren't

    many adjustments made to the style of the frames after

    they became NHS frames, the two pin hinge being the most

    obvious carry over. This pair though slightly higher in

    quality as it has the polished pin heads and the silver

    metal-to metal covered butt-hinges, aka the English

    hinge. The cable arms are clearly gold-filled as they

    have remained in non-corroded condition for over 80

    years.

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vintage eyewear : unisex : 1930s/40s marked OBAC
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