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FAOSA Jaqueline NOS Mexico 1950s Buddy Holy Roy Orbison Sunglasses Frame

  • *Very Rare NOS Original from Mexico FAOSA "Jaqueline" model 
  • Polished Ebony frame with 66x41mm size lenses
  • 1950s Mexico made frame Sunglasses with case
  • *New Old Stock-Never Used
  • These are in *New Old Stock condition
  • Frame and case show No visible wear, Very Nice!!
  • Frame may show storage and handling wear
  • Frame is ready for your own lenses 66wx41mm
  • This is a shiny level black frame with 7 barrel hinges
  • *FAOSA Mexico*
  • They measure 5.5" temple to temple-front to back
  • Small to Medium to size
  • Only markings is 48/22
  • When worn, they Feel and Look Fabulous!
  • Ray-Ban by B&L Case, cloth is included, all New
  • Please view all photos with the magnifier for a precise and accurate description
  • Your questions are welcome.
  • 100% Guaranteed 100% Authentic No Fakes! No Way!!
  • Details of authenticity available on request
  • Retail Price: $465
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Fabrica de Armazones Opticos South America

FAOSA (often misspelled FAOSIA) Was founded in 1925
by Jose' Cuttler, who hired a Swiss technician and
started manufacturing artistic eyeglasses in Mexico 
They made thick, dramatic frames using cellulose nitrate,
which was both expensive and dangerous to work with.
Later the switch was made to a less flammable Cellulose
acetate which is still used in high-end frames today.

By the early 50s the factory employed 115 people and
turned out 15,000 frames a month - by hand. They also opened optical boutiques in Miami and Mexico City.

The Zafiro was the most iconic of the FAOSA lineup and
were seen on celebrities such as Fidel Castro and Juan
G Esquivel, and Mexican president Aldolfo Ruiz Cortines.

Zafiro's popularity soared when Buddy Holly began
wearing them. According to Holly's optician (J. Davis
Armistead, O.D.) "They became a distinct part of him".

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