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Taking care of vintage sunglasses from the 1930's?

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Taking care of vintage sunglasses from the 1930's?

Postby bauhaus82 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:14 am

Hi! I've recently inherited a pair of sunglasses from the 1930's, Made in France. And I'm pretty sure this is made of Celluloid plastic... but I was wondering how one must maintain these beautiful pair? I see tiny bubbles inside the lower portion of the frames, but it looks like they've been in there for a long time now, considering the age of these. Is this something I must worry about or are they good to go for more decades of fun under the sun? Need help!

Here are the pics of the beautiful antique sunglasses by the way:

http://www.lostandfoundph.com/images/IMG_6897.png
http://www.lostandfoundph.com/images/IMG_6898.png
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Re: Taking care of vintage sunglasses from the 1930's?

Postby larumd on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:05 am

Thank you for sharing. They are amazing. I would suggest that you never leave them in direct sunlight and keep them in their case when not in use. Also clean the lenses with a soft cleaning cloth only. Never use a shirt or paper prodcuts that may scratch the lenses. Hopefully they will be for another 80 years.
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