Vintage Blue Steampunk Sunglasses, Oval Sunglasses, Travel Gifts, Travel Accessories

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Vintage Blue Steampunk Sunglasses, Oval Sunglasses, Travel Gifts, Travel Accessories

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Handmade

Materials

bakelite, gold, acrylic

A pair of sunglasses is a must for every globetrotter to take on the road so slip on these restored antique blue and gold steampunk sunglasses to be prepared for the traveling that's to come.

Protect your eyes and be in style with a pair of striking blue and gold oval antique spectacles custom created using hand crafted reflective oval blue lenses that are the color of the ocean. Roughly dated to have been originally made around the turn of the century, these 1890 - 1910 gold and blue sunglasses were created using antique parts that were cleaned and polished to bring them back to a like-new condition. With the exception of the lenses, all the metal parts and hardware are antique and in very, very good condition with no pitting in the metal and only very, very minor plate wear present on one of the hinges.

Flexible curled temples stretch and flex to fit behind your ears in a comfortable way and keep these specs from slipping down your nose while traveling; the minimalist frame design means that these sunglasses are also very lightweight to use, comfortable enough to easily wear for eight hours or more. Take a closer look at the cool makers mark 'S.Q' stamped clearly by each of the hinges and the Bakelite plastic cover on the nose bridge to see some of the key features that were used to identify these eyewear parts as antique.

These sunglasses are made with what are likely gold plated nickel metal hinges and temples (arms) as plating items was common practice at the turn of the century, but no gold stamp is present. What is electroplating? Italian chemist, Luigi Brugnatelli invented electroplating in 1805. Brugnatelli performed electrodeposition of gold using the Voltaic Pile, discovered by his college Allessandro Volta in 1800. Luigi Brugnatelli's work was rebuffed by the dictator Napoleon Bonaparte, which caused Brugnatelli to suppress any further publication of his work. Forty years later, John Wright of Birmingham, England discovered that potassium cyanide was a suitable electrolyte for gold and silver electroplating. According to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, "It was a Birmingham doctor, John Wright, who first showed that items could be electroplated by immersing them in a tank of silver held in solution, through which an electric current was passed."*

Sweep up these specs with the option to add a hard eyewear case or soft bag to keep them safe and tucked away when not in use. A unique eyewear accessory that's lightweight and easy to take with you wherever your curiosity may bring you. A piece that's seen a lifetime of use is now ready for another lifetime of enjoyment so hold a piece of history in your hands and take to the road in a style that's inspired by the past and made for someone as unique as you.

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Item Specifics:
- 4.5" (11.5cm,115mm) wide, measured side to side
- 1.75X 1.5 (4.5cm,45mm X 3.75cm,37.5mm) size lens, oval shaped
- 3.75" long arm (9.5cm,95mm) long arms at rest (before flexing out)
- 4" long arm (10cm,100mm) long arms flexed

- marked 'S.Q.' on each hinge, no gold mark present
- early 'A.O' makers mark (American Optical) present on the nose bridge,

- original vintage plastic cover on nose bridge, tested positive for Bakelite

- very, very minor plate wear on one of the hinges otherwise all plating is intact and left as is with its original patina
- no pitting or dents present in the metal
- eyewear has been dated to have been originally made during 1890s -1910s based off of characteristics such as type of nose bridge, style of frame, presence of metal plating, etc.

~ prescription lenses are not available through AtticRaiders.
~ these frames can be fitted with your prescription by your optometrist. Please ask your local optometrist for details about fitting lenses for vintage frames.

-this item is not available for wholesale
-this item is not available to customize
-this item is not available in bulk

To see the rest of the Steampunk inspired collection...
~~~ Shop Home Page: http://www.AtticRaiders.etsy.com ~~~~
_____________________________

Photography by Melissa Wartenberg
Eye wear designs by #AtticRaiders
_____________________________

*-https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-electroplating-1991599
_______________________________

*- Items are shipped with tracking and insurance to ensure that your purchase is handled and shipped in the safest manner while being delivered to you. For more information about the shipping and handling policy, please see the AtticRaiders policy page.

- Please note that the color settings of the monitor you are viewing this item may slightly alter the color of the item pictured above. Ask questions about this item so you are confident in you purchase.

-This item, after full purchase, is checked for any defects, scratches etc. before being processed and shipped. All shipped items are determined to be in excellent shape and condition to be then shipped to the recipient. Got questions about your received item? Send a PM to AtticRaiders and I’d be happy to chat!

- Please be advised that all ocular items made and sold through AtticRaiders are intended for costume use only. None of the ocular items have been rated for safety use, do not meet any safety standards and are not recommended to be used while operating large equipment.

- Most ocular items have corners which may snag on delicate clothing so wear with care.
- Keep your eyeglasses clean by using the cloth provided, and store them inside the case type of choice that was selected at the time of purchase, to keep them in good shape.

- Any and all body parts, backgrounds, background stuff and other things in the pictures are not included in the sale of this item. You are purchasing an eyepiece only– parts are not replaceable if and not limited to, broken, stolen, lost, etc.
- I nor Attic Raiders do not and cannot be held accountable should any injury occur while misusing this item in any, though not limited to accidental, irresponsible and/or other means of play etc.
- AtticRaiders retail products do not include the images in the sale of the item(s) upon successful purchase.

~~~ Shop Home Page: http://www.AtticRaiders.etsy.com ~~~~

www.facebook.com/AtticRaiders
www.instagram.com/atticraiders
________________________________________

Copyright.
AtticRaiders
A pair of sunglasses is a must for every globetrotter to take on the road so slip on these restored antique blue and gold steampunk sunglasses to be prepared for the traveling that's to come.

Protect your eyes and be in style with a pair of striking blue and gold oval antique spectacles custom created using hand crafted reflective oval blue lenses that are the color of the ocean. Roughly dated to have been originally made around the turn of the century, these 1890 - 1910 gold and blue sunglasses were created using antique parts that were cleaned and polished to bring them back to a like-new condition. With the exception of the lenses, all the metal parts and hardware are antique and in very, very good condition with no pitting in the metal and only very, very minor plate wear present on one of the hinges.

Flexible curled temples stretch and flex to fit behind your ears in a comfortable way and keep these specs from slipping down your nose while traveling; the minimalist frame design means that these sunglasses are also very lightweight to use, comfortable enough to easily wear for eight hours or more. Take a closer look at the cool makers mark 'S.Q' stamped clearly by each of the hinges and the Bakelite plastic cover on the nose bridge to see some of the key features that were used to identify these eyewear parts as antique.

These sunglasses are made with what are likely gold plated nickel metal hinges and temples (arms) as plating items was common practice at the turn of the century, but no gold stamp is present. What is electroplating? Italian chemist, Luigi Brugnatelli invented electroplating in 1805. Brugnatelli performed electrodeposition of gold using the Voltaic Pile, discovered by his college Allessandro Volta in 1800. Luigi Brugnatelli's work was rebuffed by the dictator Napoleon Bonaparte, which caused Brugnatelli to suppress any further publication of his work. Forty years later, John Wright of Birmingham, England discovered that potassium cyanide was a suitable electrolyte for gold and silver electroplating. According to the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, "It was a Birmingham doctor, John Wright, who first showed that items could be electroplated by immersing them in a tank of silver held in solution, through which an electric current was passed."*

Sweep up these specs with the option to add a hard eyewear case or soft bag to keep them safe and tucked away when not in use. A unique eyewear accessory that's lightweight and easy to take with you wherever your curiosity may bring you. A piece that's seen a lifetime of use is now ready for another lifetime of enjoyment so hold a piece of history in your hands and take to the road in a style that's inspired by the past and made for someone as unique as you.

_________________________________

Item Specifics:
- 4.5" (11.5cm,115mm) wide, measured side to side
- 1.75X 1.5 (4.5cm,45mm X 3.75cm,37.5mm) size lens, oval shaped
- 3.75" long arm (9.5cm,95mm) long arms at rest (before flexing out)
- 4" long arm (10cm,100mm) long arms flexed

- marked 'S.Q.' on each hinge, no gold mark present
- early 'A.O' makers mark (American Optical) present on the nose bridge,

- original vintage plastic cover on nose bridge, tested positive for Bakelite

- very, very minor plate wear on one of the hinges otherwise all plating is intact and left as is with its original patina
- no pitting or dents present in the metal
- eyewear has been dated to have been originally made during 1890s -1910s based off of characteristics such as type of nose bridge, style of frame, presence of metal plating, etc.

~ prescription lenses are not available through AtticRaiders.
~ these frames can be fitted with your prescription by your optometrist. Please ask your local optometrist for details about fitting lenses for vintage frames.

-this item is not available for wholesale
-this item is not available to customize
-this item is not available in bulk

To see the rest of the Steampunk inspired collection...
~~~ Shop Home Page: http://www.AtticRaiders.etsy.com ~~~~
_____________________________

Photography by Melissa Wartenberg
Eye wear designs by #AtticRaiders
_____________________________

*-https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-electroplating-1991599
_______________________________

*- Items are shipped with tracking and insurance to ensure that your purchase is handled and shipped in the safest manner while being delivered to you. For more information about the shipping and handling policy, please see the AtticRaiders policy page.

- Please note that the color settings of the monitor you are viewing this item may slightly alter the color of the item pictured above. Ask questions about this item so you are confident in you purchase.

-This item, after full purchase, is checked for any defects, scratches etc. before being processed and shipped. All shipped items are determined to be in excellent shape and condition to be then shipped to the recipient. Got questions about your received item? Send a PM to AtticRaiders and I’d be happy to chat!

- Please be advised that all ocular items made and sold through AtticRaiders are intended for costume use only. None of the ocular items have been rated for safety use, do not meet any safety standards and are not recommended to be used while operating large equipment.

- Most ocular items have corners which may snag on delicate clothing so wear with care.
- Keep your eyeglasses clean by using the cloth provided, and store them inside the case type of choice that was selected at the time of purchase, to keep them in good shape.

- Any and all body parts, backgrounds, background stuff and other things in the pictures are not included in the sale of this item. You are purchasing an eyepiece only– parts are not replaceable if and not limited to, broken, stolen, lost, etc.
- I nor Attic Raiders do not and cannot be held accountable should any injury occur while misusing this item in any, though not limited to accidental, irresponsible and/or other means of play etc.
- AtticRaiders retail products do not include the images in the sale of the item(s) upon successful purchase.

~~~ Shop Home Page: http://www.AtticRaiders.etsy.com ~~~~

www.facebook.com/AtticRaiders
www.instagram.com/atticraiders
________________________________________

Copyright.
AtticRaiders

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