This is a really nice pair of VINTAGE "K K Spectacle Co" green "flip up" visor sunglasses and the original copper colored plastic case. The frames are nice, unbent and one ear bow is marked "Japan" to one side and these are marked K K Pat. 139410 on the other ear bow. This is an extremely well balanced pair.
There is some light discoloration on the right side near the lens corner and just a little less of the same on the opposite side. The lenses are virtually perfect. The visor is also very nice and clean. It holds its original shape very well.
The lenses are soiled lightly in the corners. THIS ITEM HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED OR POLISHED AND IT IS OFFERED AS FOUND.
The frame at the nose bridge is not bent and there are no parts missing or loose there. The "coating" at the end of the ear bows is crackled a bit on the left side but there are no pieces missing. These are color matched and show only the slightest wear. THE CASE: The case is also very nice and clean. The "push" button/clip is intact and works.
It does not appear to fill the "hole" to the bottom of the case. This may be due to the slightest "warp". The case retains it's original shape nicely.
It is uniform in color and it is clearly marked. There are no splits, no cracks, no scuffs or major damage noted. The case and the glasses were found in the same furniture drawer and they have been separated for many years.It would appear that these go together as intended. We did not force the issue. This is a rare item especially in such nice condition. These are the same style as those that John Lennon wore in the 1967 movie "Penny Lane".
NOTE: Need we say that these are NOT THE EXACT SAME GLASSES AS THOSE ON THE SET. This is the very same style, coloring and well know design which is very well documented. The case is rare in and of itself. Please check and see the reproduction/reissue versions for any clarification.THE "last" PICTURE IN THIS LISTING SHOWS THIS STYLE OF GLASSES ON John Lennon. THE OTHER (11) PICTURES MAY PROVIDE THE VERY BEST DESCRIPTION. I really want to avoid this type of problem. We simply want to offer this get NEW FIND for someone who wants to own a rare pair of sunglasses made by the very same company that provided these for Lennon. This item is offered as found with a number of other vintage smalls and advertising items that all dated from the late 1940's to about 1965. This is a highly collectible, vintage and functional item. THE PICTURES MAY OFFER THE VERY BEST DESCRIPTION.
Please understand that we describe our items accurately and to the best of our ability. Please do not even ask. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER LISTED ITEMS.The item "RARE K K SPECTACLE GREEN FLIP UP VISOR SUN GLASSES JOHN LENNON PENNY LANE & CASE" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Sunglasses". The seller is "chesapeakeantiques" and is located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.