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1940s by AMERICAN OPTICAL (USA) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


Very old optical frame from American Optical - perhaps the

largest optical frame maker in the US in the 20th century -

this pair dates from the late 1940s. We know this due to the

shape and design and materials. A simple frame, panto shape

with high joints, mitred to meet the temples, pinned through

front and sides with a two pin arrangement. Broad key-hole

bridge allows for different bridge sizes so if you have one

of those noses that never seems to fit the standard rounded

bridge, then this pair could be for you.Back then marketing

and branding very understated, the frame is merely stamped

AO very small on the inside of the left temple. The inside

of the temple ends have been incised for grip. A quality

piece of optical history in excellent condition, hardly worn.

                                                                  — klasik
product code : k8253 : £ 185

1940s demi-amber plastic frame marked AO KlasikVintageEyewearKlasik

Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.


lenses : n/a

frame : very good

fit : very good


face : 120mm

lens width : 43mm

lens height : 40mm

bridge : 21mm

arms : 145mm (5¾ marked on frame)