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Safety Eyewear


1925 AO Booklet


Download complete 1945 AO Safety book (from which this was excerpted) on AO Industrial Safety

28mb pdf file

AO Safety Catalogue from 1935

1935 Furnace goggle sample (Optical Heritage Museum)

1977 AO/Niosh Technical report - part 3 on the Safety Lens Resolution test

Download 26mb pdf file


Download AO Protective Eyewear Catalogue from 1981

10MB pdf file (Added Dec 18, 2012)

American Optical  Historic safety info (AO Safety)


Lens Materials- History of CR39


Lens type/design history


Optical Industry Vintage Advertising


Lens Companies

Lens Equipment


Safety Eyewear



Standards / Organizations


Links of Interest


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