1800's Metal Flip-Top Spectacle Case $49.95 (non-engraved)
(fits all 1835-80 slide temple spectacles) Note: The 1855-95 Bethlehem Blued Steel spectacle models will not fit into this case!
This spectacle case was popular and widely available throughout the 1800‘s. Although manufacturing of this style case ceased in about 1860, usage continued well into the end of the century. The three piece design was made of steel, tin or "German silver", an inexpensive alloy composed of varying amounts of copper, zinc and nickel that was sometimes mistaken for real silver. The flip-top lid was held closed by friction.
Our model is fully lined tin-plated steel, offering the strength and durability of steel with the quality look of German silver. Over time the finish will dull and develop a patina as did the originals and the friction closure lid, initially a bit snug, will break in and work smoothly.
Original cases of this type often contained the name of the owner or presentation information engraved on the top lid. If you would like some type of case personalization contact us with details and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Tin plated steel, period correct, fully lined top and bottom in period green fabric. Available in silver color only.
Sizes are listed in inches / millimeters below:
Length: 5 1/4" / 134 mm
Width: 1 3/8" / 35mm
Depth: 7/8" / 22mm
Save $25.00 when you purchase our 1835-80 Slide temple spectacle frames-
get our 1800s Metal Flip-Top Hard Case for half price: $24.95!
Note: Discount will be applied at checkout.
Custom Engraving Option: Your Historic EyeWear Company spectacle case can be personalized in 1800s style cursive script for an additional fee. Personalized engraving transforms your spectacle case into something special and unique. We can engrave your name, initials, regimental designation, SASS alias and member number, presentation information, favorite quote or name of an ancestor who served our country. A great gift for a special event, Mother's Day, Father's Day, anniversary, graduation, or a memorable time in your life.
Available up to 19 characters, single line, including spaces. Three line maximum.
Engravings 1: 1 line of up to 19 Characters including spaces: $15.00
Engravings 2 : 2 lines of up to 19 Characters each line including spaces: $20.00
Engravings 3: 3 lines up to 19 characters each line including spaces: $25.00
For examples of engraved cases go to our Photo Gallery- click this link: