Victory Collection

Many years ago when eyeglasses were actually made in America there was a company called Victory Optical. Victory Optical was founded in 1941 in Newark, New Jersey. Unfortunately due to market changes, offshore eyeglass manufacturing, Victory went the way of most other made in America Manufacturers. Today grandsons, Bill Marfuggi and John Bartolotta are replicating the optical frames and sunglasses designed by their grandfather, Vincent Salierno the founder of Victory Optical Manufacturing Co.

The updated retro styles are re-introduced from the classics looks of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. I visited the booth at Vision Expo East and it looked like true vintage eyewear. ┬áThe product will be available in June of 2010. We look forward to seeing more of Victory Collection now and in the future.

5 COMMENTS

  1. My granddad Ralph started the company with his brother Vincent. My dad and grandma worked there and I spent many a Saturday working with him at Victory Optical. Great part of growing up in NJ.

  2. Wow! Just returned from my daily visit to my local Salvation army. Picking thru the box of glasses,I came upon a pair of kick-ass, built like a truck Victory bifocals. Tortuise shell, perfect fit and with my reading strength. Unbelievable. Never heard of the company before. These are killer late 50’s or early 60’s. What a find. cost me $1.50. cannot wait to wear at tomorrow’s nite poker game. It is our 11th anniversery. You go Victory Glass Co.

  3. A friend of mine that was 70 years passed away recently. He had a box of antique eyewear. I found a rocking pair of Victory frames. It is almost octagonal in shape, bronze colored, has the nos 643 in the bridge. I just had my prescription lenses put on it and it looks super cool. Glad to hear that Victory is making a comeback. Happy to learn that it is Made in USA too.

  4. My grandmother, Mary Jadus, used to work at Victory Optical in the 50’s and 60’s…I remember her coming home with some of the strangest eyeglass frames I ever saw!!

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