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1950s-60s Windsor Rim by ALGHA (UK) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


The Windsor frame - a wire rim with a plastic (zylonite)

cover - was first developed by the American Optical

company and sold throughout the 1920's and 30's, its

longevity due to the increasing popularity of plastic

frames. The zylonite covers on this pair are a mottled

brown and the frame is a silver metal. It was made here

in the east end of London by Algha Optical who started

in the early 1930s when Max Wiseman opened his metal

frame making factory in Fish Island/Hackney Wick. The

factory still stands - just - but Algha long gone. This

would have been an optical frame originally but we

occasionally offer this type as sunglasses due to popular

demand. We had them fitted with Klasik Grey sunglasses

lenses and the medium size means that they could be

worn by men or women.

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product code : k5374 : £ 115

1950s/60s mottled brown plastic on silver
metal Windsor frame marked ALGHA

New replacement mineral glass grey lenses


lenses : new - 10

frame : very good

fit : very good - cable arms


face : 109mm

lens width : 42mm

lens height : 40mm

arms : n/a - cable arms

lens spec

uv transmission % : 1

light transmission (LTF) % : 15

uv protection y/n : y