One of the more common types of pince nez glasses was hard bridge pince nez. (Also known as Fingerpiece pince nez. or Fits-U Pince Nez. Prior to this invention pince nez were connected by a flexible spring. One of the challenges of Spring Bridge pince nez (also known as C bridge Pince nez) was the inability to center the lenses on the face. Any time the frames were worn the center of the lens was in a different place, making the pupillary distance inexact and inefficient. Another issue was the constant breakage of the spring bridge due to constant opening and closing / adjustment.
Invented by Jules Cottet in 1893, Hard Bridge Pince Nez connected to each other with a hard saddle like bridge, and pinched the nose with 2 little spring plaquettes that could be pulled open and placed on the nose. The patent was eventually acquired and made popular by Amecan Optical and marketed as Fits-U Pince nez.
One of the disadvantages of hard bridge pince nez, was the need for many more sizes than spring bridge pince nez since there was less flexibilty.
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