mens : 1960's : k5519
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product code : k5519 : £ 135
  • 1960's translucent shaded dark brown
    plastic frame by HELMECKE marked
    MADE IN GERMANY

  • Original CARL ZEISS Umbral glass lenses,
    etched with CZ logo.

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  • Helmecke were renowned for high end frame

    making and they always had their frames fitted

    with Carl Zeiss' Umbral lenses - for a 1960's pair

    of European sunglasses, you can't beat this

    combination. These look to be a mid-1960's with

    a dipped bridge and flared temple tips making

    them possibly slightly earlier. The feel is nice:

    the hinge shields are flush and the arm joints are

    mitred with five-barrel hinges. Umbral is Zeiss'

    name for their brown glass lenses - these are their

    darkest at 85% abs. Check out this Zeiss ad

    from 1964 promoting the lenses as good for

    driving.

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vintage sunglasses : mens : 1960's by HELMECKE (GERMANY)
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