Pioneer Ful Vue Steampunk Motorcycle Safety Goggles
Vintage Pioneer Ful Vue steampunk safety goggles feature a very early pioneer frame c 1940s with glass side blinkers and Bausch & Lomb Shade 2 green mineral glass lenses. Pioneer along with Bausch & Lomb, American Optical, and Wilson were the early makers of this type of safety goggle, and they often collaborated in sharing frames and lenses to keep manufacturing rolling in the years of shortage around World War II. These stand out because of the wider spacing at the nose bridge and the near perfectly round B&L lenses, a slightly different shape than what you'll find with B&L Ful Vue goggles but with the same construction and folding green side blinkers. The ear stems fold forward and the side blinkers fold inward on the back to permit the folding of these rare vintage glasses into a fairly small package. The unisex frame measures approximately 5.675" temple to temple, and the lenses measure approximately 1.875 in diameter with both lenses laser etched 2 near the hinges to indicate these Pioneer goggles have early Bausch & Lomb Shade 2 glass lenses. The rear of the nose bridge is impressed 22 Pioneer in the metal, part of a museum quality collection of 1930s - 1950s eyewear in Boston, MA. Rare.

Item VS1288 / Price: SOLD

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