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Rare Pre/Early WWII US Air Corps/USN Aviator Sunglasses by American Optical Co. in Original Case
ARTIFACT: Rare, pre/early WWII United States Air Corps/United Stated Navy Aviator Sunglasses by American Optical Co. with original case. The glasses feature celluloid nose pads and nice lightly green tinted lenses. The case is leather with nice embellishments and a flap closure with a steel snap, the inside is lined with polished cotton. The reverse of the case shows the name: "ELMO WILSON". The lack of bridge/guard/protector dates this pair pre- or early WWII.
VINTAGE: Circa pre/early WWII
SIZE: Approximately Lenses: 2" x 2-3/8"; 5/3-8" total width x 4-1/4" length of arm; Case: 6" x 2-1/4"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Tinted glass, steel, celluloid nose guard, leather, polished cotton
ATTACHMENT: Flap closure, steel snap
MARKINGS: "GENUINE LEATHER", "ELMO WILSON"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Military collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEX01 LBGEX5/16
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine—Excellent): The aviator's show minor to moderate wear, the lenses are in remarkable condition, some light oxidation to frame, the leather case is soft, overall very fine condition.