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Goggles

Protective eyewear safegards the eye against the demands of an active lifestyle, whether on the job, on the road or on the playground.  Presented here are a wide variety of safety goggles and eyeglasses used by people to protect their eyes.

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Bausch & Lomb
Colored Spectacles
White metal wrap goggles with green plano lenses (Military issue WWII Aviator goggles). Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY, USA.
1942
Unknown
Eskimo Goggles
Dark-stained goggles with narrow, horizontal slits and reddish leather tongs.
Unknown
Goggles
Goggles have fabric body/mask with lenses set in frames that are each hinged at the center so that they conform to the curvature of the face. Outside of mask is brown, inside is green. From the AO Collection -- attached is a cardboard label from the United States District Court. These goggles wer
1920s-1930s
Stadium
Goggles
Goggles with clear lenses, vinyl covered rims and elastic headband. Used by aviators.
1920-1940
Willson
Goggles
Protective goggles consist of thick, clear lenses, and a double bridge. A leather piece is attached to both rims between the bridge. 2 additional leather pieces are attached to rim and to the temple piece through a loop. Both leather pieces contain holes and are marked "Willson" and "Made in U.S.A"
1930
Goggles
Two light blue lenses surrounded by metal mesh. Cotton string ties the pieces together and acts as a headband. Small tin container holds the goggles.
Goggles and box
Two green lenses surrounded by metal mesh. Cotton string ties the pieces together and acts as a headband. Small tin container holds the goggles.
Wilson
Goggles and Case
Goggles with yellow round lenses, protective folding side panels, and metal case.
1930

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American Academy of Ophthalmology