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Steampunk Goggles Vintage American Optical Steampunk Glasses GREEN Tint BROWN Leather Side Shields Magnifier Loupes STUNNING by edmdesigns

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Steampunk Goggles - Vintage AMERICAN OPTICAL Steampunk Goggles Glasses with GREEN TINT and BROWN LEATHER SIDE SHIELDS plus 2 MAGNIFIER LOUPES - STUNNING - edmdesigns Special Offer (LG2)

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DESCRIPTION:

This is gorgeous pair of Steampunk goggles created from a ressurected pair of AMERICAN OPTICAL vintage driving goggles. They come with removable double magnifier loops for an over-the-top Steampunk look. Some people choose to attach the magnifying loupes permanently, but we'll leave this up to you. American Optical is one of the late great names in eyewear. These have green tinted lenses and beautiful rich dark brown leather side shields and leather covering the bridge that gives them an unmistakable Steampunk look. American Optical frames are some of the finest around, and this pair is no exception. These glasses are rock solid - it would take a lot to destroy these goggles. The glass is very thick and ready for anything. This is a tremendous pair of goggles. Grab these before they are gone.

CONDITION:

LENSES:
This is one of those rare occasions when we have the opportunity to offer a pair of antique driving goggles that date back 90 - 100 years and yet are in all but PERFECT condition. This is one of those exquisite finds that make your spine tingle as you look over an exquisitely preserved antiquity. The lenses on these goggles are nearly perfect, with a tiny faint surface scuff and a tiny pinprick of a nick in the right lens and a spec in the glass of the left. That's it, and that's REALLY being picky. Else-wise the glass is flawless - smooth an shiny and as inviting as the surface of a calm lake. These lenses are in amazing condition - simply breath-taking.

FRAMES:
The frames on these glasses are absolutely gorgeous. There is no pitting, corrosion or discoloration anywhere. The silver gleam has dulled over the last 100 years, but then again some of my gleam has dulled in even less time. There are the expected minuscule surface scuffs, but there is no doubt that if you wanted to take the time, these frames could be buffed back to their original glory. 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). These are glasses that were manufactured with a great deal of pride and attention to detail.

SIDE SHIELDS:
The leather side shields are in extraordinary condition. They are a tribute to the quality of the tanning process that was given to such a small triangle of leather back when quality was of primary importance. 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. The only flaw is that one of the two loops that affix the side shield to the earpiece on the right side shield is broken, though the other loop is in tact and working fine. Both loops on the left side are perfect. 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 straight and strong and are in near-mint condition. Again, some dulling to the finish over the last century, but this too could be buffed if you were so inclined. They have a protective coating for added comfort and durability.

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.

* 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.

This is an exceptionally high quality and beautiful pair of goggles that are in very rarely found exceptional condition for glasses of any vintage, let alone this 100 year old pair. If you have been hungering for a classic pair of Steampunk goggles with all of the amenities, this is the pair for you.

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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Steampunk Goggles Vintage American Optical Steampunk Glasses GREEN Tint BROWN Leather Side Shields Magnifier Loupes STUNNING by edmdesigns

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: vintage goggles, antique glasses, magnifying loupes
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