Throw Back Thursday: Temple Clasps


Sometimes we just run into old quackish stuff. The Temple Clasps were meant for those who ‘valued their eyes’. From Briggs Optical Company in Rochester, NY, the temple clasps adhered to the sides of your temples by the eyebrows. They did not touch the nose or the ears..

Temple Clasp

Aspire MidPage June 19


  1. I have a Temple Clasps frame that I purchased in Italy at an antique fair. The leather tooled case I was told is typical of the Lake Como district.
    The frame is stamped Pat. 122390 Pat. Applied For
    Sent you a picture separately

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