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Steampunk Goggles Vintage American Optical Steampunk Glasses Dark BROWN LEATHER Side Shields Magnifier Loupes MINT Mint Mint by edmdesigns

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Steampunk Goggles - Vintage American Optical Steampunk Goggles Glasses with Dark BROWN LEATHER Side Shields with 2 Magnifier Loupes plus Original Metal Case - Incredible Looking In EXCELLENT Condition - edmdesigns Special Offer

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DESCRIPTION:

This is an absolutely gorgeous pair of Steampunk goggles created from a ressurected pair of AMERICAN OPTICAL vintage driving goggles. American Optical was one of the finest manufacturers of eyewear, and the quality of their workmanship leaves nothing to be desired. These are the Rolls Royce of driving goggles, and every aspect of their construction is a testimate to this fact. The glasses come with removable double magnifier loops for an over-the-top Steampunk look. Some people choose to attach the magnifier loops permanently, but we'll leave that up to you.

You are in for a real treat, as these antique driving goggles are in BRAND-NEW CONDITION. This is an amazing find, as every aspect of these beauties is MINT, from the frames to the glass and even the leather. It is very, very rare indeed to have goggles that are approaching 100 years old with leather in such incredible condition, so be sure to take advantage of this unique offer.

This pair of goggles features dark brown leather side shields and there is also a piece of leather covering the bridge with a smart-looking snap in the front. Finding century old goggles outfitted with leather is a difficult task. It is that much more difficult finding the leather still in tact, let alone in pristine condition. This pair has it all. They have exquisite looks that will be the perfect compliment to your Steampunk wardrobe. Won't your friends be jealous when you slip on this incredible pair of goggles and hit the scene!

CONDITION:

LENSES:
The lenses are remarkable. I could find no flaws in either lens. The glass looks brand new. It is quite likely that these goggles were never worn. They are what I would call perfect. I have to keep reminding myself that these glasses are some 80 - 100 years old.

FRAMES:
The frames on these goggles are beautiful. There is no pitting, corrosion or discoloration anywhere. They have a bright gleam that has not been dulled by wear or time. Also, don't forget that these are American Optical frames, making them legendary in their quality and durability. These frames are as solid as the day they were made and have no issues to speak of. There is an extremely fine double-beaded detail that runs around the circumference of the fames around the lenses (enlarge the second photo to catch a glimpse of this detail). The frames are amazingly strong, as the manufacturing quality paid homage to both durability and to style nuances such as the bead detailing. Truly a rare find.

SIDE SHIELDS:
The leather side shields tell the same tale. The leather is perfect and looks as though it was tanned last week. It is smooth and supple with no rips, cracks, tears or stiffness. This is equally true of the leather that covers the nose bridge. There is a snap in the front if you want to remove it. This piece of leather is soft and supple and you can wear these goggles with or without. This is time-defying leather and your heart will beat a little faster every time you pull these goggles out and remember how utterly fine they are.

EARPIECES - ARMS:
The earpieces are also perfect. They are straight and very strong. I attempted to level off the left earpiece a little but found that I could not do it with my bare hands as the earpiece is too strong. They definitely earned my respect. The earpieces have a protective coating for extra comfort and protection, which also is in mint condition. Total quality all the way.

It goes without saying that when you don these goggles you will be instantly transported to another era as this classic look cannot be equaled. You will have the unique experience of enjoying the same pair of driving goggles that someone enjoyed some 90 years ago and still know what it's like to wear them when they are new. Don't let this pair slip by...

Please remember, these goggles feature professional frames and the lenses can be removed and replaced with custom prescription lenses or lenses with a different tint by any reputable optician.

MEASUREMENTS:
The goggles measure approximately 135mm wide from hinge to hinge and the lenses measure approximately 52mm high, including the frames - please consider the dimensions when selecting any pair of goggles, and if you have a question please don't hesitate to ask.

edmdesigns is fortunate enough to have been featured on many blogs about our unique, trend-setting jewelry. But our goggles have also been featured on prominent fashion blogs. Here's a link or two to check it out:

http://www.outsapop.com/2009/03/steampunk-goggles-by-edm-designs.html

http://seaofshoes.typepad.com/sea_of_shoes/2009/03/inspirationnatty-geo-style.html

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An excellent gift item for yourself or someone special.

NOTE: All foreign purchases for goggles ship via EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL for a flat rate that is included in the stated shipping costs. If you have any questions, please feel free to convo. Thanks.

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Steampunk Goggles Vintage American Optical Steampunk Glasses Dark BROWN LEATHER Side Shields Magnifier Loupes MINT Mint Mint by edmdesigns

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Materials: antique goggles, leather, magnifying lenses
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