As America goes gaga over the upcoming solar eclipse — it’s August 21, if you’ve lived under a rock — here’s a reminder that “06880” is not only where “Westport meets the world.”
It’s also where Westport meets the universe.
An exceptionally alert reader spotted this item for sale on eBay:
Yes, once upon a time the “Solar-Scope Solar Eclipse Eye Protector” (and souvenir guide) was manufactured right here in Westport.
You must remember that famous company, Solar-Scope, right?
The reverse side described what would happen on August 31, 1932:
So if you want your very own Westport-produced Solar Eclipse Eye Protector — from 1932, but presumably still useful in 2017 — click here.
But hurry! Bids end Friday morning.