I have a character in 1858 who needs to get eyeglasses. (He's based in London.) I've been able to find styles that were common, and the price at least in U.S. terms ($2.75), so if I can't find the British price, I can at least fudge it with a reasonable range of guesses. What I can't find is the process for getting them. Would the patient have had an exam and a prescription, or were they more or less just magnifying glasses that people tried on off the rack? If there was an exam, what would it consist of?
This is really sort of an odd question, but does anyone know any car names that sort of sound like Dibbler? They don't have to be too similar, just a little resemblance would work. It's just for a random obscure little joke that I'd like to work into one of my fics.