Steampunk Goggles Antique AMERICAN OPTiCAL Steam Punk Glasses GREEN TiNT Lenses & Side Shields Rare PETITE Frames – Steampunk by edmdesigns by edmdesigns
Steampunk Goggles Antique AMERICAN OPTICAL Steam Punk Glasses GREEN TiNTED Lenses & Side Shields Double Loupes Rare PETITE Frames for Smaller Faces – Steampunk Goggles by edmdesigns
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Ever get frustrated because there are all of these gorgeous Steampunk goggles around, but nothing in your size?? This INCREDIBLE pair of Steampunk goggles created from a resurrected pair of AMERICAN OPTICAL vintage driving goggles features PETITE FRAMES that are ideal for those with smaller features and require more compact dimensions. These come with removable double magnifier loupes for an over-the-top Steampunk look. Some people choose to attach the magnifying loupes permanently, but we'll leave this up to you. As mentioned, this amazing pair features beautiful green tinted lenses with matching green tinted side shields, and the frames are of a smaller dimension – not to mention the exceptionally stylish squared-off lenses for an extra chic Steampunk look. This pair exhibits exquisite style and makes for an incredible accoutrement to your Steampunk attire.
Remember that these are authentic ANTIQUE driving goggles that date back approximately 80 to 100 years since their time of manufacture. With that perspective in mind, these goggles are in pretty amazing condition. The lenses are as close to flawless as you are going to find without building a time machine and going back to pick these up right off the store shelf. There may be a minuscule speck upon ultra-close inspection, but nothing that would indicate that these goggles have survived nearly a century without any visible signs of aging. When you look at them what you immediately notice is how clean, clear and smooth the glass is. I can assure you that the glasses I wear every day are in terrible condition compared to these lenses. They are utterly breathtaking. This is not even to mention that we are talking about American Optical quality, which means that these lenses are all but bullet proof. Thick and solid and ready for anything. Expertly cut and polished to perfection. They simply do not make eyewear of this caliber in this day and age.
The frames on these goggles are beyond beautiful. The rims that surround the glass lenses are thick and sturdy, and give plenty of surface for everyone to visually enjoy all of the spectacular gleaming chrome. The frames around each lens, as well as the nose bridge all feature a very fine, double beaded detailing that lends an extra level of sophistication to an already unique and gorgeous pair of antique glasses. These frames are solid to put it mildly, and yet they still have just enough flexibility so that they can easily absorb a substantial impact. The frames are bright and gleaming and look pretty much as they did the day that they were made. An amazing example of time defiant beauty for some lucky individual to covet and enjoy…
The side shields certainly compliment the exquisite beauty of these antique glasses. Perhaps because of the slightly squared design of the frames, or simply because American Optical was making a pair of stunning spectacles even more breath-taking, the silver frames of the side shields ave two strips of silver that run from the front of the frames to the backs of the side shields in a narrowing "V" pattern. Needless to say, the looks of these goggles rock! The metal frames of the side shields are all bright and gleaming silver, and the green tinted portion itself shows only the most minor presence of occasional surface scuffs here and there, but overall the side shields are shiny with a nice, smooth reflective quality that appears to my eyes like they were new.
EARPIECES – ARMS:
The earpieces are perfect – extremely straight and very solid. The earpieces have a brown protective coating for extra durability and comfort – great for a full day of Steampunk fun in the sun. As a whole, this appears to be a pretty flawless pair of goggles, definitely worthy of adding to even the most discriminating collection.
As noted above, these goggles are of more modest dimensions, making them perfect for those with smaller features. The goggles measure approximately 4 and 3/4ths inches (122mm) wide from hinge to hinge and the lenses measure just a hair more than 1 and 1/2 inches (40mm) 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.
* NOTE: The first image is courtesy of fashion photographer Shannon Soule with model Tiana Mulqueen.
* 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 a pretty gorgeous pair of antique goggles in beyond amazing condition from one of the finest names in antique driving goggles. Finally a smaller pair of goggles for the rest of us. For an incredibly stylish and chic look with a quality pair of authentic antique goggles it would be hard to do better. Just watch your friends' expressions when you pull these out and slip these on. You will definitely not be disappointed.
Don't let this pair get away, it is rare to find quality goggles this old in such beautiful condition.
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:
I have sold many pairs of goggles on Etsy, so please purchase here with confidence. Below are some examples of similar goggles I've sold in the past. Please click the links to check them out..
dozens and dozens of others….you get the idea – our range is the broadest of any Steampunk seller and with many, many years of experience in working with antique & vintage eyewear…Buy with confidence.
An excellent gift item for yourself or someone special.
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