Vintage Driving Glasses Perforated Mesh Shields Goggles Original Mailer Box Amber Color Glass
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Very cool old driving glasses have amber lenses, wire earpieces and brown velvet-edged mesh side safety shields (which fold in to close glasses). These glasses don’t appear to have been used much, if at all, and were found in their original mailer box. I can’t make out a postmark date, but am betting they date from the 1910s-early 1920s. The box has a patent date of 1909. They were sent to Mr. H. Heidman, Milwaukee from Dr. H J Heeb (more on Dr Heeb below).
50mm x 40mm oval amber lenses are in very good condition with minimal wear. Glasses are about 4-7/8 to 5” across inside from temple to temple. Perfect accessory for a flapper-era Halloween costume or steampunk persona.
About Dr. Heeb: Dr. Harry J. Heeb was born in Milwaukee in 1882, and attended the Marquette University Medical School graduating with an M.D. degree in 1904. He did his graduate Medical School work in Vienna, becoming a specialist in eye, ear, nose and throat medicine, returning to the US in 1907. Dr Heeb was on the faculty at Marquette Medical School for more than 25 years, he served as a Chief of Staff at St. Joseph Hospital, a President of the Board of Trustees of the old Johnston Emergency Hospital, and was also the first examiner for the blind in the State of Wisconsin. He has been noted as one of the first to use the X-ray in Milwaukee medical practice. He also volunteered his time on several boards and was the member of several charitable organizations.
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