Willson Goggles

Willson has been making goggles for over 130 years, and they were at one time one of the major goggle manufacturers as well as leaders in workplace safety.

During the 19th century the United States received all of its optical lenses from Europe. Towards the latter part of the 19th century, Thomas A. Willson & Co. opened its first factory dedicated to making optical glass. One of the primary goals of the company, aside from manufacturing lenses, was to invent equipment to protect factory workers occupational dangers they may face. This had not been a priority with factory owners at the onset of the industrial revolution resulting in many people getting injured while working.

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VINTAGE WILLSON MIDCENTURY GOGGLES MOTORCYCLE AVIATOR SUNGLASS SAFETY GLASSES
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Vintage Willson Side Shield Goggles from early 1900s
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The first protective lens they made was one to block out the dangerous, blinding rays produced when welding metal. In the years that followed Willson Co. expanded their line of safety equipment to include safety goggles and gear for miners, the military and the those working in the fields of aviation. By the time of World War Two, Willson Goggles Inc. as the company was then known as, actively helped the US war effort by making aviator goggles, something it is world famous for now. Their work expanded as they became involved in other fields such as making sports and swimming goggles, and even sunglasses.

Willson goggles are still very popular, and readily available either on eBay or online stores. Willson Impact goggles, some of the cheaper goggles available in this brand, are a good choice offering impact and splash protection. They come with an anti-fog lens and are lightweight and comfortable to wear. Additionally, they are designed to fit over glasses.

The Willson Max-Safety goggles also fit nicely over glasses if necessary. They offer panoramic view through an optically corrected lens as well. These goggles are suitable to wear when welding, or from protection against impact, dust, mist and chemicals.

Willson chemical goggles are smaller and more lightweight than the heavier max-safety goggles and they are designed specifically to help protect the wearer's eyes from chemicals and chemical splashes. Clear lenses and wraparound frame offer maximum protection.

Willson welding goggles are naturally more sturdy and stronger than the smaller goggles. They come in a variety of colors, and are of a more rectangular design. They comply with all safety requirements and offer full glare protection.

For the sports enthusiast, Willson also has a rage of sports goggles specifically for the squash player. Willson squash goggles, named Jet Goggles, are stylish yet offer protection to the wearer. They are lightweight and have ventilation properties that prevent the goggles from fogging while the wearer is on the court.



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