Thursday, 15 October 2015

Replica 18th century Edward Scarlett glasses

Today I just finished remodeling my Jas Townsend 1740 - 1800 glasses, while these are a good quality replica they come coated in horrible black glossy paint with made in China written on the side frames. What you need to do if you want an authentic pair of 18th century glasses is to pull the glasses apart using a tiny jewelers screwdriver then sand the entire frames. start with 800 grit, then followed by a finer grade such as 1200 to fully remove the black glossy paint and the silver plated surface beneath it. Once that is done you will have a pair of fantastic looking brass replica glasses. The temple frames pictured below were first invented by Edward Scarlett from London



 

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