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Cody Air's aerodynamic, patent pending designs are influenced by the industrial designs of iconic aircraft and automobiles which focused on functionality and symmetry. This streamlined eyewear collection is cut from a single sheet of surgical grade stainless steel with no screws or solder-points. Cody Air embodies super sleek, ultra comfortable and minimal.  
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Cody Air frames are named after the early pioneers of aviation and presented in chronological order.
LU BAN: (507–440 BC) was a Chinese carpenter, engineer, philosopher,inventor, military thinker, statesman and contemporary of Mozi, born in the State of Lu, and is the patron Saint of Chinese builders and contractors. He was born in a renowned family during the Spring and Autumn Period when China was suffering from the chaos of civic wars between kingdoms. His original name was Gongshu Yizhi. In the 5th century BCE Lu Ban is claimed to have invented a 'wooden bird' which may have been a large kite, or which may have been an early glider.

ARCHYTAS: (428–347 BC) was as an Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician,astronomer, statesman, and strategist. He was a scientist of the Pythagorean school and famous for being the reputed founder of mathematical mechanics, as well as a good friend of Plato. He was reputed to have designed and built the first artificial, self-propelled flying device, a bird-shaped model propelled by a jet of what was probably steam, said to have actually flown some 200 meters.

HUANGTOU: (Died 559) was the son of emperor Yuan Lang of Eastern Wei. Gao Yang, Emperor Wenxuan of Northern Qi, made Huangtou and other prisoners take off from the Tower of the Phoenix attached to paper (kites in the form of) owls. Huangtou was the only one who succeeded in flying as far as the Purple Way, and there he came to earth. At that time, Gao Yang took control the court of Eastern Wei and set the emperor as puppet. Finally, Huangtou was imprisoned by Gao Yang and, against his will, flown (via a large kite) from the tower of Ye, China. He survived this flight, but was later executed.

OLIVER: (981-1069) (also known as Eilmer of Malmesbury) was an 11th-century English Benedictine monk best known for his early attempt at a gliding flight using wings. Given the geography of the abbey, his landing site, and the account of his flight, to travel for "more than a furlong" (220 yards, 201 meters) he would have had to have been airborne for about 15 seconds. His exact flightpath is not known, nor how long he was in the air, because today’s abbey is not the abbey of the 11th century, when it was probably smaller, although the tower was probably close to the present height.

BARTOLOMEU: (1451–1500) was a Portuguese explorer and nobleman of the Portuguese royal household. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European known to have done so. He was a Knight of the royal court, superintendent of the royal warehouses, and sailing-master of the man-of-war, São Cristóvão. King John II of Portugal appointed him on 10 October 1487 to head an expedition to sail around the southern tip of Africa in the hope of finding a trade route to India. Dias was also charged with searching for the lands ruled by Prester John, a fabled Christian priest and ruler.

DA VINCI: (1452–1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Da Vinci designed a multitude of mechanical devices, including parachutes, and studied the flight of birds as well as their structure. About 1485 he drew detailed plans for a human-powered ornithopter (a wing-flapping device intended to fly).

TITO LIVIO: (1617-1681) was an inventor, architect, Egyptologist, scientist, instrument-maker, traveller, engineer, and nobleman. Livio built a model aircraft with four fixed glider wings in 1647. Described as "four pairs of wings attached to an elaborate 'dragon'", it was said to have successfully lifted a cat in 1648 but not Burattini himself. According to Clive Hart's The Prehistory of Flight, he promised that "only the most minor injuries" would result from landing the craft.

MONTGOLFIER: Joseph (1740-1810) and his brother Etienne (1745-1799) were the inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned ascent, carrying Étienne into the sky. Later, in December 1783, in recognition of their achievement, their father Pierre was elevated to the nobility and the hereditary appellation of de Montgolfier by King Louis XVI of France.

LANA DE TERZI: (1631 - 1687) was an Italian Jesuit, mathematician, naturalist and aeronautics pioneer. Having been professor of physics and mathematics at Brescia, he first sketched the concept for a vacuum airship and has been referred to as the Father of Aeronautics for his pioneering efforts, turning the aeronautics field into a science by establishing "a theory of aerial navigation verified by mathematical accuracy". He also developed the idea that developed into Braille.
 
 
 
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