American Optical Sunglasses

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These vintage sunglasses were made by American Optical in the 1940s-1950s.  They have transparent yellow frames and green lenses with cable temples. They measure 5-1/8″ hinge to hinge and 13/16″ across the lens.

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These vintage sunglasses were made by American Optical in the 1940s-1950s.  They have transparent yellow frames and green lenses. They measure 4-7/8″ hinge to hinge and 1-3/4″ across the lens.

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Ray Ban Sunglasses 1950

Early aviators and proto – wayfarers. Crystal frames, green lenses. The crystal frames sunglasses look pretty close to what would become the iconic wayfarer, but from a couple years before the official introduction of the model. Maybe they weren’t as “groundbreaking” as the current literature would have you believe.
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