The Texas 2' Clipse
American Paper Optics manufactured these "Texas 2'Clipse" glasses for The American Solar Eclipse Company.
About the company:
My name is Fran Badrak, owner of The American Solar Eclipse Company LLC, located in San Antonio, TX. The American Solar Eclipse Company sells American-made ISO and CE certified solar eclipse direct viewing glasses to individuals, organizations, venues, and businesses.
My company emerged out of necessity after I frantically and unsuccessfully searched for solar eclipse viewing glasses to view the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse in Charleston, SC. In my attempt to buy a few pairs of viewing glasses, I went to many retail locations, searched online, and even contacted out-of-town friends to help me secure what I wanted. My attempts were futile, and I quickly realized that the demand for these products was great and the availability was low.
When I got home to San Antonio, I researched when the next North American solar eclipses would occur and discovered that Texas is in the “path of totality” resulting from an annular solar eclipse that will occur October 14, 2023 and a total solar eclipse that will occur April 8, 2024. Anticipating these rare astronomical events, I decided to start my business to sell American-made ISO and CE certified solar eclipse direct viewing glasses called the Eclipsers™. In addition, to commemorate the two great Texas eclipses, The American Solar Eclipse Company has designed and branded The Texas 2 ‘Clipse™ version of the traditional Eclipsers™.