Super cool Willson "eye protector" glasses, a precursor to sunglasses. These were advertised as sun goggles for driving (see photos for examples of advertisements from 1915 and 1923).
The frames are a faux tortoise shell celluloid/plastic and the lenses are slightly tinted glass (not prescription).
They are lightweight and quite comfortable to wear! They come in the original case. This particular style was called "Zylbex".
+++ Measurements +++
Approximately 5 3/8" across the front of the frames. Each lens measures approximately 2" diameter.
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with no major flaws. There are two minor imperfections, as shown: one small chip the edge of one lens, seen from the inside only; the other on the front of the frame, which appears to be a slight manufacturing defect, not noticeable. Slight wear to the case.
Wearable with care -- at your own risk, as the lenses are glass and do not meet modern safety regulations.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.