Found at the Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Antique Flea Market, this vintage pair of 1960s tinted Wilson glasses were originally used for welding protection. Later, someone discovered that they made for great protection as well when riding a motorcycle on a bright, sunny day.
The frames are 100% sound and fully intact. Each of the lens openings has a screw-on retaining ring that holds the lens in place.
This set of welding glasses is in great vintage condition. There are a few very minor scuff marks along the outer edges of the lenses due to usage and age. The nose bridge is the original wire bridge with a rubber protective cover in the center. The frame itself is made of brown Bakelite with red swirls. One Bakelite frame is embossed with the word “Patented,” while its mate is marked “made in the USA.” Side vents are riveted to the frame and are stamped “Willson.” Finally, the black elastic band is adjustable to fit the wearer’s head.
The wonderful 1960s welding/motorcycle safety glasses are a delightful find for any work room. They would also make for a great conversation piece in any man cave. Don’t let this fun item pass you by!
Note: As part of our Colors of Autumn Celebration, purchase of the Vintage Willson Welding and/or Motorcycle Safety Goggles come with a free $15 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.