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BIFOCALS, 1760s. Benjamin Franklins sketch for bifocal eyeglasses, which he is

BIFOCALS, 1760s. Benjamin Franklins sketch for bifocal eyeglasses, which he is


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BIFOCALS, 1760s. Benjamin Franklins sketch for bifocal eyeglasses, which he is

BIFOCALS, 1760s.
Benjamin Franklins sketch for bifocal eyeglasses, which he is credited with inventing

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1760 1760s Antique Artifact Colonial Eyeglass Eyeglasses Franklin Glass Glasses Idea Invention Inventor Object Sketch


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This print showcases Benjamin Franklin's sketch for bifocal eyeglasses, a groundbreaking invention credited to the American polymath in the 1760s. The image takes us back to colonial America, where Franklin's innovative idea revolutionized eyewear. The antique artifact captures the essence of Franklin's genius and his relentless pursuit of knowledge. As we gaze upon this illustration, we are transported to a time when ideas were sketched by hand and brought to life through sheer ingenuity. Franklin's bifocals symbolize not only his inventiveness but also his practicality. By combining two different lenses into one pair of glasses, he provided individuals with both near and far vision correction in a single frame. This remarkable concept forever changed how people saw the world around them. As we delve into this historical object, it is important to note that commercial use should not be mentioned since this particular photograph focuses solely on Franklin's original sketch rather than any subsequent developments or applications. Intriguingly preserved over centuries, this middle ground between art and science serves as a testament to human progress and our unyielding quest for improvement. It reminds us that even seemingly small inventions can have profound impacts on society, shaping our daily lives in ways we often take for granted. Overall, this print invites us to appreciate Benjamin Franklin as an inventor whose brilliance transcended disciplines while offering a glimpse into an era defined by innovation and intellectual curiosity.

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