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Posted 4 years ago


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I'm not sure what these are made of, just plastic I guess. They were very dirty when I found them in a drawer in an old shop, but they cleaned up OK. What's unusual is I'm pretty sure they aren't any prescription. They are marked "AO" and I don't know what that means. Any info is appreciated! Thanks.


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  1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago
    What I have been able to gather since I posted these glasses is that they are 1950's American Optical frames. If anybody knows anything else about these, let me know!
  2. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago

    Here is an identical pair that was for sale in Illinois in July of this year for $85. Not sure what came of that pair, but since I got mine for... free...
  3. vintagemad vintagemad, 4 years ago
    They remind me of some of the safety glasses I have found, but usually you will find them with small side screens. Just a thought.
  4. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago
    I think they are actually safety glasses. Thanks vintagemad!
  5. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 4 years ago
    "AO" is probably the markings for American Optical. They made glasses, goggles etc....
  6. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68!
  7. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 4 years ago
    Thanks for confirming my understanding, tlmbaran. 'Preciate that!

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