Windsor frames are updated versions of Ben Franklin's original "Focusers".
Based on paintings in the National Museum and spectacles in the Smithsonian, we know Ben Franklin wore Windsor-style frames, as did Presidents Andrew Jackson and Abe Lincoln. In fact, the pewter version of Windors are often selected by Civil War reenactors. Later historical figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Harry Truman and John Lennon proudly wore their Windsors. Even professional Santa Clauses often choose Windsors frames! Our oval shaped Windsor Pewters come in two sizes: the historically authentic 38 mm rim width and the more modern 42mm. Though Windsors are accurate replicas, they are updated with spring hinges that allow provide a better and more comfortable fit on wider faces. These frames are stainless steel, with an additional non-allergenic alloy in the flexible coiled-metal wrap-around temple cables that keep Windsors secure on your face. As was the style of the original spectacles, our Windsors have no nose pads, using instead a smooth, curved bridge that rests securely on the nose.