ANTIQUE NOSE PADS
     
  Art Craft, Shuron, Universal,  and B&L made replacement nose pads for their frames produced.  
  These nose pads fit several other brand frames due to the patent licensing going on back then.  
  The patents companies had on their nose pads were taken very serious by 5 main manufacturers.  
  American Optical made what they called "Repair Pads" for their Riveted-0n permanent nose pads.  
  From the early 1900's into the early 70's AO made several models of their "Repair Pads".  
 

The PA-33 Type Repair pad, The PA-58 Type Repair Pad, and what they called the AO V-Pad.

 
 

AO also bought interest in other companies such as Art Craft and COC that also had the AO patented rivet-on nose pads for a period of time. All rivet-on pads had the same nose pad arms, so take the same replacement pad.

 
 

AO only sold these pads to optical shops, and in packages of 10pads each.

 
 

This practice, of course, make the AO 'Repair" pads extremely rare today.

 
     
     
  HOWEVER........ New supply is now here!  
  PA-33 Type pads available again  
 

 

 

 

 
 
American Optical Repair Pads
AO Repair pads changed through the years,
but the pad arm design was never changed.
 
This picture shows the 70's silicone version on Numont frames.
 
(70's Silicone Twist-In Type)  -    (60's Plastic Fold-Over Type)
       
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

  70's Silicone Version of  P-58 pads  New! TITANIUM P-33 Repair Pads  
Original P-33 Repair Pads
AMERICAN OPTICAL True Vintage - Authentic AO Twist-In "Repair" Nose Pads       Item image
 

AO Repair Pads Installed on different frames

 

 
 
 

ART CRAFT

  (Also fits some Martin-Copland frames)
 
Slip-On Pearl Nose Pads
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  B&L / Art Craft
Crimp-On Nose Pads
Made by B&L
Art Craft had B&L pads after AO rivet-on pads
NOS 60's Production 14.4mm
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60's Era End-Of-Production Clear Plastic

Art Craft had 3 types of nose pads through the decades..... Original Art Craft Pads, AO rivet-on Pads, and B&L pads

 

 
 
 

 

SHURON

   
 
SHURON had two type Pads...The Hinge type & Single Post type
     
     
 
     
 
 

SHURON: S/C & T&P  -  SINGLE POST CRIMP-ON PEARL PADS

 

 

 

BAUSCH & LOMB

 
 
     
14.4mm Clear Plastic Pads   14.6mm Pearl  Pads
Item image   Sold Out... at the time.
 
 

Universal Optical Company

Sold Out.... at the time

 

 
 
     
     
CONTINENTAL OPTICAL COMPANY (COC)
COC used both nose pad types in their frames through the years..... B&L and AO mount
     

     
 
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