Ray-Ban 10k Gold Filled Aviator Shooter Sunglasses

The original classic! Early B&L Ray-Ban 10k gold filled aviator shooter sunglasses c 1950s - 1960s is the real retro style everyone is looking for today in the original Bausch & Lomb interpretation of aviator sunglasses that date back to the mid 1930s. These are a nice size for men and women, measuring approximately 5.25" temple to temple and with lens measuring 2.25" x 2.125" at the widest points. The 10k gold filled frame means that these sunglasses will last for years and years, and the 10k production dates to circa 1950s and 1960s. Another way to date these sunglasses is the absence of the etched Ray-Ban logo on the green lenses, something that B&L only began doing consistently circa early 1960s. These vintage Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses also have the wire shooter ear stems that give you a particularly flexible and secure fit that comes in handy for active outdoor pursuits. Bausch & Lomb developed Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses specifically for pilots in the late 1930s; pilots needed a good pair of anti glare sunglasses, and the B&L Ray-Ban design satisfied this requirement perfectly. The design was modeled directly from goggles being worn by the US military at the time, still standard issue for military pilots worldwide. When we have them for sale, it's a rare opportunity to own a pair of early gold filled aviator sunglasses with green pilot lens. These vintage Ray-Ban 10k GF sunglasses are marked on the top of the nose bridge B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A and under the nose bridge B&L 10k GF USA.

Item VS046 / Price: SOLD


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