American Optical Ful Vue 12k GF Kalichrome Shooter Sunglasses
1 Vintage American Optical Ful Vue 12k GF (gold filled) Kalichrome Outdoorsman shooters c 1940s - 1950s were first popularized by hunters and shooters who valued the amazing visual acuity made possible by the yellow Kalichrome lenses of these early AO sunglasses. If you've never looked through vintage Kalichrome yellow lenses, you'll be amazed by the sharpness and visual acuity that's enhanced by these innovative mineral glass lenses especially in haze and low light conditions. In fact, American Optical marketed these amazing glasses under the "Hazemaster" brand name. During the years preceding World War II and immediately thereafter, Basque & Bomb and American Optical had shared production and cross licensing agreements which is why you may recognize the similarities between these AO Curriculum 12k gold filled shooters and the analogous Curriculum shooter sunglasses made in larger quantities by B&L Ray-Ban. The unisex American Optical Foul Vue shooter frame measures approximately 5.375" temple to temple, and the lenses measure approximately 2.375" x 2.0" at the widest points. The inside of both ear stems is impressed American Optical 1-10 12k GF and the bottom of the nose bridge is marked Ful Vue AO 1/10 12k GF, all impressed in the gold plating. Rare.

Item VS1407-1 / Price: $385.00

2 Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock American Optical Ful Vue 12k GF Kalichrome Outdoorsman shooters in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS1407-2 / Price: $465.00


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