American Optical


50 Years Later

The sunglasses are from American Optical. While in the Air Force, these were available to those on flight status. 

“The Original Pilot Sunglass® (Flight Goggle 58) has been a favorite of U.S. military pilots for more than 50 years.”

“Engineered to rigid military specifications and issued to millions of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen since 1958.”

I can’t recall how I got my first pair (the pair on the right). Over the years, the lenses  were altered….thus they were not usable.

Finally after, many years a new pair was purchased. The new ones are identical….though the original did have the “12KGF” (12 Karat Gold Frame) mark. All-in-all, a quality product made in Southbridge, MA.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s