Talk:Flip-up glasses

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The content here appears to be copied from the patent for flip-up eyewear--see http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7018035.html. Don't think this qualifies as a full-on copyvio, but it should be noted.

This is the first wiki entry that I made. I'm trying to fix some of the problems you've found with this article. Itler005 22:12, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Expansion[edit]

I noticed there is no article in Wiki-world about clip-on sunglasses, or just clip ons. An article about this, and including this stub about "flip-ups" would be much better in my opinion. Reason turns rancid 20:22, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm of the feeling this entire article should be deleted.
  1. As noted above - it's a copy/paste from one patent application.
  2. The cited people did not invent the flip-ups but invented one style of flip ups.
    1. Patent 7,018,035 is what the current article is based on. It was awarded awarded March 28, 2006.
    2. Patent 4,196,981 is Eyeglasses having magnetically positioned flip-up lenses from April 8, 1980.
    3. If you go to http://patft.uspto.gov and search for 7,018,035 the article has links at the bottom for many other flip-ups.
  3. That said - if we make the article generic then we end up with a dictionary definition rather than an encyclopedic article. There is one "notable" aspect in that the character Dwayne Wayne wore them. Marc Kupper (talk) (contribs) 08:32, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
I've copy-edited Sunglasses#Lens so that its paragraph about oversize sunglasses, clip-ons, and flip-ups is clearer. If flips or flip-ups become a popular fashion accessory then a sub-section can be added to Sunglasses#Fashion and if flip-up glasses become notable then this page can be re-created. Marc Kupper (talk) (contribs) 19:32, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Merged article content into Sunglasses#Flip-up glasses[edit]

After deleting the advert material and copyvio from the patent application we ended up with a one sentence article. I merged this into the main sunglasses article per the recommendation from DGG on 3 May 2008 (see article history). --Marc Kupper|talk 01:49, 26 January 2009 (UTC)