Replacement Cable Temples For Eyeglasses

Replacement Cable Temple arms for Windsor, Wire Rim Glasess, and Riding Temple

The eyeglasss cable temple was introduced in 1885 and remained popular until after WWII. The Windsor style of vintage eye glasses is one of the most popular styles ever made. They remained in constant use from 1880 until 1960 in various countries around the world. They were popular in the US from 1880 until 1929. The stock market crash of 1929 put many of the makers of this style out of business. The Marshwood style was introduced in 1921 and remained popular until 1950. The US military issued this style to troops during WWII. The military code for the style was “P3”.

Vintage replacement cable temples for eyeglasses are hard to find in useable condition.condition. We carry replacement cable temples in thickness .026 and .045. The size .045 is also available with engravings. Generally, the Marshwood style and WWII Military issue eyeglass frames were engraved. It is rare find a Windsor frame that is engraved. We have both yellow gold filled, and white gold filled replacement cable temples for eyeglass frames.

There is a difference between American made and English made vintage frames with regards to their cable temples replacement.  English and most European Windsors use a different style cable temple end.  

These work as wire rim glasses cable temples as well as for windsor glasses.
The blade end of cable temples come in two sizes, .026 and .045 thousands of an inch. All riding temple frames need the 0.26 size. More than ninety percent of Windsor frames need the .026 size. Click here for samples of these styles.

All Marshwood frames, all P3 frames, and a few Windsor frames need the .045 size. 

Cable temples were also common with childrens cat eye glasses.