• so cool! shown with leather nose bridge piece that can be removed
  • Ao marking on nose bridge
  • Morgan Freeman wearing the last pair I sold in the movie Oblivion.
  • Image 4
  • service mark etched on lens M for Matsuda
  • Top down view
  • Image 7
  • clear green lenses
  • Image 9
  • folded in protective metal case
  • without leather nose bridge piece

VERY RARE! Vintage American Optical Matsuda Goggles / Glasses Biker , Aviator and Mountaineer cool On Sale! were $350 now $297


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Finally! I found another pair and here they are! You are looking at a Very Rare and nice pair of Vintage American Optical Matsuda Goggles / Glasses. This is a model by Japanese designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda 1934-2008, the same man who designed the famous Terminator sunglasses under license from American Optical (hence the AO and number etching on nose bridge) . We had an exact pair that was sold to the props department for the movie Oblivion and you will see Morgan Freeman wearing these in that movie. You will see others like these claiming to be from the 1940's wwII era. first off they cannot be Matsuda designs if from the 40's as he was only a child then, being born in 1934, second he started his design works in the 60's and particularly his glasses in the late 60's. These are likely from the 60's and This particular pair has 50.8mm diameter lenses and is the type 76 based on the vintage American Optical glacier / Mountaineer goggles glasses of the 1940's and 50's and are marked with the circle S for service mark and M for matsuda etching on the lenses. Here is a link to a site that discusses the Matsuda eyewear: http://www.urbanoptiques.com/3148/whatever-happened-to-matsuda-eyewear As I said these are nickel framed and marked American Optical goggles and marked AOCO76 on the (inside of the nose bridge see photos)based on the 1940's-50's American Optical glacier/ mountaineer goggles and glasses. These glasses have the cool vented leather side shields and leather nose bridge cover that can be removed. These glasses are in very good condition. The lenses are very clear as you can see from the photos. The coating on the ear pieces appears white in some of the photos but is actually a yellowish tone due to age. The Matsuda designed glasses are in great demand and can command up to $1,000 for certain models like the terminator film models and this model sell for up to $700. I am currently securing another pair of these glasses for sale in the future, this is the only pair available today!

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