Now available without lenses. The General Sunglasses AO Frames Only are a favorite to many US military officers. This style is constructed to military specifications and issued to millions of US soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen. We know that they will also be your favorites. A classic style of aviation shades! The frames are made to be rugged and sturdy with a high quality finish of the steel alloy. The sunglasses come with a black AO case. Always in style and appropriate for any occasion, in the air or on the ground! These sunglasses will make a great gift for you or your favorite GI! Made in the USA. Made by American Optical.
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The General® AO Frames only features:
- Steel alloy gold frames
- Tear-shaped frames
- Protective carrying case
- One Year Manufacturer’s Warranty*
- Note: No lenses
- Sizes: 52mm (small) & 58mm (large)
The AO company began in 1826. William Beecher came to Southbridge for an apprenticeship in Providence, RI. This is where he learned the jeweler’s trade. In the years of this trade, he encountered with a pair of typically crude imported spectacles. He decided that he could do better. During WWII, AO led the industry with new optical products. They supplied the US Government with new products; gun-sights, bomb-sights, AR glass, aviation goggles, and instrument applications. The Flight Goggle 58, known as the Original Pilot Sunglasses, were also produced for the US military. It provided pilots with protection, optical performance and comfort. They were the first pair of sunglasses to be on a mission to the moon. Also featured in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington DC.
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