Windsor Eyeglasses

The Windsor style was introduced in 1880 and remained popular until after the First World War. Characteristics of this style are: round lenses, a nose saddle (no nose pads), and temples that loop behind the ear. Windsors came in silver, roman steel, gold filled, white gold filled, and nickle. Often, the lenses and sometimes the temples were covered with Zylo (celluloid). Common Zylo colors are black, brown, blond, and tortoise shell.

This style frame was worn by John Lennon, Ernest Hemingway, Groucho Marx, Theodore Roosevelt, William Hurt, Mahatma Gandhi, Joseph Stalin, and of late by David Letterman, and Whoppie Goldberg.