American Optical Ao 1-10 12K Gf Gold Vintage Aviator Sunglasses 18D

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Seller: 24dunkin24 (1,606) 100%, Location: Meadville, Missouri, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 183846022001 AO sunglasses At the start of WWII helmets were made in various combinations of leather and fabric. They didn?t look too different from football helmets of the era. By the late 1940s injection molded plastics were being used, with communications systems and oxygen masks being factored into the design. Visors were added in the 1950s to guard against potential wind blast. The traditional aviator sunglasses prior to the molded helmets were simply too bulky to fit under the new style helmets. A new design was developed that had a more comfortable library temple, was easier to put on and take off with helmets and headsets and was more compatible with oxygen masks. They were designated as the U.S. Air Force Type HGU-4/P aviator sunglasses and recommended for use on November 5th 1958. And so the Type HGU-4/P aviator sunglasses were duly adopted by the Air Force and the Navy. They were in use by astronauts throughout the heyday of NASA?s Mercury and Apollo missions in the 1960s and were said to be the first sunglasses worn on the moon. They continue to be used today, although aviator sunglasses have largely been supplanted by tinted visors in flight helmets. The first contractor was American Optical, who developed the style. They were joined by Randolph Engineering in the 1980s. They?re still made in the USA. You are bidding on a pair of American Optical AO 1/10 12K GF (Gold Filled) 5 1/2 Pilot Sunglasses. Under the brow bar is marked "AO 1/10 12K GF". Also, each inner arm is marked "American Optical 1/10 12K GF 5 1/2". I have came up with a best out of 10 grading scale. 10 being the BEST and 1 being the WORST. I will do my best to rely more on my pictures to really tell you the true condition of my items. Remember these are pre-owned, none of my sunglasses / frames will be absolutely 100%, though some maybe 99.99% really close to brand new condition.10/10= Best 1/10= Worst FRAME: 9/10LENS: 4/10 POSSIBILITY OF WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE WITH EACH FRAME GRADE:(10): Close to BRAND NEW!(8-9): Like new, maybe a couple scratches you can only really tell up close in direct light.(7): A few very light scratches/scuffs that aren't oh my gosh noticeable but are there.(6): Decent amount of scratches / scuffs that are pretty noticeable without being up close to a light.(5): Very noticeable scratches / scuffs with possibility of frames being bent.(4 or below): Parts only pretty much.POSSIBILITY OF WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE WITH EACH LENS GRADE:(10) - Pretty much perfect lens(9) - A few tiny light hairline scratches that don't obstruct vision at all. Borderline not even worth mentioning. (8) - Some light scratches but nothing in direct line of vision. Light scratches are located in corners or sides of lens. (7) - Light scratches that barely obstruct vision at all(6) - Moderate scratches that barely obstruct vision(5) - Some deep scratches but nothing in line of vision to obstruct vision.(4) - 60/40 in favor of replacing lens. Pretty scratched up but doable for few. Please purchase assuming they will need replaced though.(3 or below) - Lens will need replaced. Purchase for frames only. ALL MY SUNGLASSES / FRAMES ARE 100% AUTHENTIC. CHECK OUT MY FEEDBACK!NO CASE COMES WITH PURCHASE. They will arrive in a hard heavy duty 6x4x4 box with bubble wrapIf their is a number at end of title on listing just ignore it. It's for my beneficial purpose when it comes time to ship out!I ONLY use eBay global shipping program for all international sales! Therefore please do not message me to send to a country out of the eBay global shipping program!!Sorry if I'm slow at replying to messages!!! I do accept returns!!! I want my customers happy!!!BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER VINTAGE AND NEWER SHADES / FRAMES IN MY STORE! BE SURE TO CLICK THAT FOLLOW SO YOU DON"T MISS OUT ON ANY DEALS!!!!THANKS FOR LOOKING! HAVE A GREAT DAY! Style: Aviator, Lens Color: Black, Brand: American Optical (AO), Frame Color: Gold

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