These old spectacles are a pair of Albex Eye Protectors made by the Willson company. They have large round yellow lenses with perforated leather side pieces. They have a silver colored frame with flexible metal cable temples. The nose bridge is marked; Willson. The ear pieces fold to store the glasses in their original case. The domed hinged tin is made of metal with a black fabric covering. Inside the case are instructions for adjusting the glasses before wearing. The last patent shown in 1915 and the price was $1.00. Goggles like these were sold for workers in many fields but they were often used by drivers of early automobiles and motorcycles.
The lenses measure about 1 15/16" in diameter. It measures about 4 5/8” across from outer edge of the hinge. The total length of the ear piece is about 6 ½” when uncoiled and fully extended. They are in very good condition with minimal wear and no noted damage.
The case measures about 2 ¼” by 5 ½” and is in good condition with minor edge and corner wear on the outside. There is soiling to the felt inside the top of the lid.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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