[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Solar Eclipse sunglasses -- legit, better and still cheap

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 14:49:12 EDT 2017


Brian, to where will you be travelling? I plan to drive to eastern
Tennessee. Would love to get copies of your photos.

Chris




On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:17 AM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic writes:
>
> >Heh, don't know that I'd trust a Harmful Freight device with my
> >eyesight, but there are many other suppliers that will carry name-brand
> >eye protection. The goggle type devices are often called "cutting
> >glasses" or "cutting goggles" because they're only used when cutting or
> >welding with an oxy-fuel torch -- electric arc welding requires full
> >face protection from the UV given off by the arc as it'll sunburn any
> >exposed skin. Many big box hardware stores carry either Lincoln, Hobart,
> >or Miller branded safety gear, which is fine, safe stuff.
> >
> >We went in for new glasses last week, and the optometrist had cardboard
> >and film filter glasses for free in their lobby.
> >
> >Thanks, Jonathan
>
> FWIW, most of the "eclipse glasses" have been sold out.  If you are nearby
> the InfoAge center and want some glasses, Avenues of the Sky (AAS approved)
> have produced glases for the Lakewood crowd.  They're printed in Hebrew
> but,
> come on, it's pretty self-explanatory as to what to do with them.  I picked
> up a 6-pack from the Madison Rx in Lakewood for $12.
>
> I've also spent $250 on a 7mm solar filter for my camera lens from B&H
> Photo
> Video.  I'll be traveling shortly a location in the path of totality, so
> eat
> your heart out if you're not in the path!!! :P
>
>



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