In 1880 Eugene Jeantet founded the Jeantet company, ten miles west of Lake Geneva in the quaint French town of Morez. The Jeantet company created and sold mostly the pince-nez style of eye wear for motorists and cyclists until 1929 when Eugene’s son, Léon, invented the Jeantet Aviator Goggle, a new form of svelte eyewear for motorcyclists, pilots and motorists.

Soon the Jeantet Aviator Goggle design was out-selling the glasses and the Jeantet company switched over to manufacture them full time, the company is still in the Jeantet Family and continues to make the classic goggles to this day.

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